C - G Medical Terms
Carcinoma - Definition of Carcinoma, Breast Cancer
Carcinoma - malignant growth of cells
CAT Scan - Definition for Breast Cancer Screening
A CAT scan makes a set of 3-dimensional images of the breast for greater detail than a mammogram. Learn more about CAT scans here.
CBC -Definition of Complete Blood Count - Breast Cancer Treatment
A CBC -- Complete Blood Count -- is a routine blood test done regularly during treatment for breast cancer.
Chest Wall Recurrence
Chest Wall Recurrence (CWR) can happen after a mastectomy. Learn the definition of Chest Wall Recurrence and how it is treated.
A collimated beam is a type of X-ray beam that is used for radiation therapy in breast cancer treatment.
Crambene - Definition of Crambene
Crambene occurs naturally in cruciferous vegetables. Find out how crambene works as an anticarcinogen.
Cryoprobe – Medical Definition of Cryoprobe
Cryoprobes are surgical instruments that are used for a variety of medical procedures. Cryoprobes come in different shapes and sizes. Learn the definition of cryoprobe here.
Cyst - Definition of Breast Cyst - Benign Breast Lumps
A cyst is a balloon-like sac filled with fluid, gas, or semisolid substances. These can show up anywhere in your body, and can vary in size.
Duct - Milk Duct - Definition of Breast Milk Duct
A duct is a small, tube-shaped part of the body that carries fluids, such as tears, bile, and breast milk.
Elastography - Definition for Breast Cancer Screening
Elastography is a non-invasive medical imaging technique that detects tumors based on their stiffness (elasticity) compared to normal tissue.
Ellagic Acid Medical Definition
Ellagic acid occurs naturally in several nuts, berries, and fruit. Learn about the health benefits of ellagic acid here.
Epithelial Cells Definition
Mammary epithelial cells
Eosinophils - Definition of Eosinophils - White Blood Cell Type
Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell (leukocyte) that contain uniformly-sized coarse round granules.
Fibroadenoma - Definition (Benign Breast Tumor)
A fibroadenoma is a benign (non-cancerous) breast tumor that is made of glandular and fibrous breast tissue. Fibroadenomas are very common in premenopausal women, and they can occur in groups.
Flavonoid – Definition of Flavonoid
Flavonoids are plant compounds that help lower your risk of heart disease and cancer. Learn more about flavonoids here.
Free Radical – Medical Definition
Free radicals can cause cell damage in your body, antioxidants can help prevent that damage. Learn more about free radicals here.
Gadolinium (Breast MRI Contrast Agent)
Gadolinium is a chemical element which can be compounded and dissolved into a clear fluid and used as a contrast agent for a breast MRI (magnetic resonance imaging).
Gallic Acid Definition
Gallic acid occurs in tree nuts, fruits, and tea. Gallic acid has several health benefits. Learn more about gallic acid here.
Genes - Definition and Relation to Breast Cancer
Genes - the biological information that you are born with
Genetic Expression and Breast Cancer
Genetic expression is a process that takes inherited information in your genes (like your DNA sequence), and from that information makes a specific functional product (sometimes called a gene product) such as RNA (ribonucleic acid) or protein.
Genistein - Definition of Genistein, Soy Isoflavone
Genistein is an anti-cancer isoflavone that is derived from soy. Learn how genistein works as an anticancer agent.