Letter L Section
LCIS (lobular carcinoma in situ)
Abnormal cells in the lobules of the breast; a sign that a woman is at increased risk of developing breast cancer.
Located at the end of a breast duct, the part of the breast where milk is made. Each breast contains 15 to 20 lobes, each with many smaller lobules.
Treatment that affects cells in the tumor and the area close to it.
Surgery to remove only the cancerous breast lump and some normal tissue around it; usually followed by radiation therapy.
The almost colorless fluid that travels through the lymphatic system and carries cells that help fight infection and disease.
Small, bean-shaped organs located along the channels of the lymphatic system. Bacteria or cancer cells that enter the lymphatic system may be found in the nodes. Also called lymph glands.
The tissues and organs that produce, store, and
transport cells that fight infection and disease.
Swelling caused by extra fluid that may collect when
lymph nodes are removed during surgery or damaged by radiation.
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