Cancer which, in the breast, begins in the lining of lobules or ducts, thus giving lobular carcinoma and ductal carcinoma.
|Chemotherapy (cytotoxic therapy)||
A treatment for cancer using drugs, usually given by injection into a vein.
Chemotherapy is administered at regular intervals. The interval which includes time for treatment and time for recovery is a cycle – usually 3-4 weeks.
Scientific study comparing two or more treatments.
A common combination of three drugs used in the treatment of breast cancer. Cyclophosphamide, Methotrexate and 5-fluoro-uracil.
(See Breast Conservation)
Post-treatment appearance of the breast.
Fluid-filled mass. They can be left alone or the fluid can be removed by aspiration with a fine needle to be examined by a pathologist. These are not solid lumps and are usually benign. Small cysts are a common finding in ultrasound. (see ANDI)