Glossary

BC- Breast Cancer

BCT – Breast Conserving Therapy. This is when the troubling cells are removed with a clear margin around them and as much of the breast as possible is spared.

BIRADS Rating System– When you get your mammogram, you will get a BIRADS rating.  Here is one site where you can access detailed information about what your BIRADS score means.

BSE – Breast Self-Exam

IBC- Invasive Breast Cancer

DCIS – Ductal Carcinoma in Situ

Needle Track Seeding-When cancer is spread by the needle biopsy itself. The Nonprofit group Breast Cancer Choices has an interesting discussion on this topic.

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