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Glossary of Terms

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Quadrantectomy

Surgical removal of the region of the breast (approximately one quarter) containing cancer

Quality of life

The overall enjoyment of life. Many clinical trials assess the effects of cancer and its treatment on the quality of life. These studies measure the individual's sense of well-being and ability to carry out various tasks.