Calcification. Definition

Medical Definition: Calcification

Calcium deposits in tissues. The calcification in the breast can be seen on a mammogram but can not be felt. There are two types of calcification of the breast: macrocalcification and microcalcification. Macrocalcifications are large deposits and are generally not associated with cancer. Microcalcifications are specks of calcium that can be found in an area of ??rapidly dividing cells. Many microcalcifications clustered together can be a sign of cancer.

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