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calcific

 [kal-sif´ik]
forming lime.

cal·cif·ic

(kal-sif'ik),
Forming or depositing calcium salts.

calcific

/cal·cif·ic/ (-ik) forming lime.

calcific

(kăl-sĭf′ĭk)
adj.
Producing salts of lime, as in the formation of eggshells in birds and reptiles.

cal·cif·ic

(kal-sif'ik)
Involving or caused by calcification.

calcific

forming lime.

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Q. Please let me know what is breast calcification? My mom aged 52 years is diagnosed with breast cancer and is suffering for the past 5 years. I am scared too as I know that possibility of breast cancer is also linked genetically. The mammogram report shows some white spots on mammogram. But it has been recorded as breast calcifications. Doctor advised me not to worry as this has got no relevance to breast cancer. Please let me know what is breast calcification?

A. These are tiny calcium deposits in the breast tissue. You can not touch or feel breast calcifications. To know about them the only way is by mammogram. They are usually not cancerous but in some forms like tight clusters with irregular shapes can indicate breast cancer. There are two main types: microcalfications and macrocalfications. But if your doctor says that they pose no threat then I am sure you have nothing to worry about. Just follow his advices.

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