NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Breast Cancer - Early-Stage
(STAGES I AND II)
, Version 1.2016
A breast cancer that started in cells that line the breast
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
luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH)
A hormone in the brain that helps control the making of
estrogen by the ovaries.
A clear fluid containing white blood cells.
Small groups of special disease-fighting cells located
throughout the body.
Swelling of the body due to a buildup of lymph.
magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
A test that uses a magnetic field and radio waves 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.
The point in time when menstrual periods end.
Cancer that changed from one cell type to another.
Cancer that has more than one cell type.
mucinous breast cancer
Cancer that has a lot of mucus around the cells. Also called
colloid breast cancer.
multiple-catheter boost radiation
Use of multiple small tubes to place radioactive seeds in your
body for treatment.
An abnormal change in the instructions within cells for
making and controlling cells.
Treatment given before the main treatment used to cure
disease. Also called preoperative treatment.
The rebuilding of a breast nipple.
noninvasive breast cancer
Cancer cells have not grown into the supporting tissue of the
Methods used to stop the ovaries from making hormones.
Methods used to lower the amount of hormones made by the
partial breast irradiation
Treatment with radiation that is only directed at the surgery
A rating of the extent of cancer based on tests given after
A doctor who’s an expert in testing cells and tissue to find
The area between the hip bones.
A review of the body by a health expert for signs of disease.
positron emission tomography (PET)
Use of radioactive material to see the shape and function of
The state of the end of menstrual periods.