NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Breast Cancer - Carcinoma in Situ
, Version 1.2016
A darker, circular area of skin on the breast surrounding the
A drug that lowers the level of estrogen in the body.
Involving both sides of the body or both breasts.
bilateral diagnostic mammogram
Pictures of the insides of both breasts that are made from
Surgery that removes both ovaries and both fallopian tubes.
Removal of small amounts of tissue or fluid to be tested for
An extra dose of radiation to a specific area of the body.
Radiation received from a radioactive object placed near or
in the tumor.
Cancer treatment that includes removing the breast lump
and radiation therapy.
A small bag filled with salt water, silicone gel, or both that is
used to remake breasts.
Surgery to rebuild breasts.
Rating of the growth and spread of tumors.
Cancer that starts in cells that form the lining of organs and
structures in the body.
carcinoma in situ
Abnormal or cancer cells have not grown into the next layer
A health condition in which the lens of the eye becomes
A flexible tube inserted in the body to give treatment or drain
fluid from the body.
clinical breast exam
A physical exam of the breasts by a health professional to
feel for disease.
Research on a test or treatment to assess its safety or how
well it works.
computed tomography (CT)
A test that uses x-rays from many angles to make a picture
of the inside of the body.
Supporting and binding tissue that surrounds other tissues
A dye put into your body to make clearer pictures during
core needle biopsy
Use of a needle to remove a large tissue sample to test for
A disease that causes high levels of blood sugar.
A tube in the breast that drains breast milk.
ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)
Cancer that started within and hasn’t grown beyond the
Treatment that stops the making or action of hormones in the
body. Also called hormone therapy.
A hormone that develops female body traits.