Multicentric breast cancer
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A multicentric breast cancer is a term given to a breast cancer where there are two or more breast cancers separated by normal breast tissue (often taken as 5 cm of separation 4). It is related to but distinct from the term multifocal breast cancer.
At a pathological level It can also mean 2
- tumor with minimum one satellite node in the same or another quadrant of the breast
- minimum one cut through the breast without tumor cells
- histopathologically, discontinued tumors with intra-ductal invasion.
Some authors also use the term multicentric breast cancer when there are tumor foci involving more than one quadrant.
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