NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Breast Cancer - Carcinoma in Situ
, Version 1.2016
A protein inside of cells that binds with estrogen.
Cancer cells that don’t use estrogen to grow.
Cancer cells that use estrogen to grow.
Surgery that removes an entire tumor to test for cancer cells.
external beam radiation therapy (EBRT)
Treatment with radiation received from a machine outside
Removal of a small tissue sample with a very thin needle.
Coded instructions in cells for making new cells and
controlling how cells behave.
A controlled loss of wakefulness from drugs.
Discussion with a health expert about the risk for a disease
caused by changes in genes.
hereditary breast cancer
Breast cancer that was likely caused by abnormal genes
passed down from parent to child.
A health condition in which muscles weaken or tear allowing
organs or tissue to extend out.
Chemical in the body that activates cells or organs.
A health condition of intense body heat and sweat for short
A lab test of cancer cells to find specific cell traits involved in
abnormal cell growth.
In its original place – cancer cells have not spread from
where they first formed.
A minor surgery that removes a tissue sample from a tumor.
Treatment with radiation received from an object placed near
or in the tumor.
invasive breast cancer
Cancer cells have grown into the supporting tissue of the
lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS)
Abnormal cells within the breast lobules only.
A gland in the breast that makes breast milk.
A controlled loss of feeling in a small area of the body from
Surgery to remove a breast lump and some normal tissue
A clear fluid containing white blood cells.
Small groups of special disease-fighting cells located
throughout the body.
magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
A test that uses radio waves and powerful magnets to make
pictures of the insides of the body.
A picture of the insides of the breast that is made by an x-ray
Surgery to remove the whole breast.
All health events and medications taken to date.
multiple-catheter boost radiation
Use of multiple small tubes to place radioactive seeds in your
body for treatment.
An abnormal change in the instructions in cells for making
and controlling cells.