NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Breast Cancer - Carcinoma in Situ
, Version 1.2016
noninvasive breast cancer
Cancer cells have not grown into the supporting tissue of the
partial breast irradiation
Treatment with radiation that is only directed at the surgery
A doctor who’s an expert in testing cells and tissue to find
A review of the body by a health expert for signs of disease.
pleomorphic lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS)
An abnormal growth of cells in breast lobules that is more
likely to grow into the fatty tissue of the breast.
The first mass of cancer cells in the body.
The time when teens sexually develop.
The use of high-energy rays to destroy cancer cells.
Something that increases the chance of getting a disease.
Methods that aim to lessen the chance of getting a disease.
sentinel lymph node biopsy
Surgery to remove the first lymph node(s) to which cancer
cells spread after leaving the breast tumor. Also called
sentinel lymph node dissection.
sentinel lymph node
The first lymph node to which cancer cells spread after
leaving the breast tumor.
An unhealthy physical or emotional response to treatment.
The steps needed to prepare for treatment with radiation.
A surgery that removes all breast tissue but saves as much
breast skin as possible.
Fatty tissue of the breast.
The normal tissue around the edge of a tumor that is
removed during surgery.
A drug that lowers the amount of estrogen in the body.
Surgery that removes the entire breast but no chest muscles.
Also called simple mastectomy.
Use of sound waves to make pictures of the insides of the
The female organs between the legs.
whole breast radiation
Treatment of the entire breast with radiation from a machine
outside the body.