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A pill that has been used for more than 20 years to treat breast cancer patients. It works against the cancer by interfering with the activity of the estrogen, a female hormone that promotes the growth of breast cancer cells.
A test that measures and displays heat patterns of tissues near the surface of the breast. Abnormal tissue generally is warmer than healthy tissue. This technique is under study; its value in detecting breast cancer has not been proven.
A group or layer of cells that together perform a specific function. Tissue flap reconstruction
A flap of tissues is surgically relocated from another area of the body to the chest and formed into a new breast mound.
An abnormal mass of tissue that results from excessive cell division. Tumors may be either benign or cancerous.
Proteins made by altered genes in cancer cells that are involved in the progression of the disease.
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