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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Cáncer de seno (mama) en estadio temprano

Early-stage breast cancer (ER-lee stayj brest KAN-ser)
Breast cancer that has not spread beyond the breast or the axillary lymph nodes. This includes ductal carcinoma in situ and stage I, stage IIA, stage IIB, and stage IIIA breast cancers.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.