minimal breast cancer

minimal breast cancer

A term of art referring to noninvasive breast cancer or, if invasive, measuring 1 cm or less in greatest dimension.

minimal breast cancer

Oncology An invasive breast CA measuring ≤ 5 mm. See Breast cancer.
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In contrast, we describe a case in which a minimal breast cancer was found to be the primary tumor during the workup of a patient first diagnosed with carcinoma of unknown primary and subsequently presumed to have metastatic gastric cancer.
We describe a case in which minimal breast cancer was retrospectively found to be the primary tumor during the workup of a patient who was first diagnosed with carcinoma of unknown primary and was later presumed to have metastatic gastric cancer.
in contrast, the lesion we found was radiographically less than 5 mm (Fig 2) and was therefore clinically T1aN0, so-called minimal breast cancer.

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