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Breast Care and Conditions – Education


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Procedures & Diagnostics:

Breast Care Terminology

See our full glossary on our Breast Care Terminology page.


Common Breast Cancer Acronyms

ADH – Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia
BRCA1 – BReast CAncer gene 1
BRCA2 – BReast CAncer gene 2
BSE – Breast Self Exam
CBE – Clinical Breast Exam
Dx – Diagnosis
FNA – Fine Needle Aspiration
HRT – Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hx – History
IBC – Inflammatory Breast Cancer
LN – Lymph Node
MBC – Metastic Breast Cancer
MBI – Molecular Breast Imaging
NSM – Nipple Sparing Mastectomy
PMH- Post Menopausal Hormones
RT – Radiation Therapy
SNB – Sentinel Node Biopsy
TM – Tumor Marker
TNM – Tumor, Lymphy node, Metastasis