Shedding of the skin as a reaction to radiotherapy. In its mildest form it is "dry" when the skin flakes in a powdery form. In a more severe form ("wet") the deeper layers of the skin are exposed. This form is particularly likely to occur where the skin is naturally moist and/or subject to friction i.e. in the axilla or under the breast during radiotherapy treatment.
A careful operation which removes some structures but preserves others, eg in breast cancer removal of the axillary lymph nodes = axillary dissection.
|Ductal carcinoma in?situ (DCIS)||
Cancer which has not spread from its place of origin in a breast lobule (LCIS) or duct (DCIS).
channels within the breast which pass milk from the lobules, where it is made, to the nipple.