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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Cáncer de seno (mama) multicéntrico

Multicentric breast cancer (mul-tee-SEN-trik brest KAN-ser)
Breast cancer in which there is more than one tumor, all of which have formed separately from one another. The tumors are likely to be in different quadrants (sections) of the breast. Multicentric breast cancers are rare.



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