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View in Spanish: Microcalcificación

Microcalcification (MY-kroh-KAL-sih-fih-KAY-shun)
A tiny deposit of calcium in the breast that cannot be felt but can be detected on a mammogram. A cluster of these very small specks of calcium may indicate that cancer is present.

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