Residual breast cancer

Dr Daniel J Bell and Radswiki et al.

A residual breast cancer is a remaining portion of the original primary breast cancer after an incomplete resection or following radiotherapy or chemotherapy. The term is particularly used in assessing patients who have had neo-adjuvant chemo +/- radiotherapy.

Breast imaging and pathology

Article information

rID: 15334
System: Oncology, Breast
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Residual breast malignancy
  • Residual breast carcinoma
  • Residual primary breast malignancy

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