Primary breast cancer is breast cancer that has not spread beyond the breast or the lymph nodes (glands) under the arm.
Aug 29, 2018 Breakthrough research shows that primary breast cancer has the ability to " essentially shut down its own spread." These findings may help.
A new breast cancer is called a second primary breast cancer. Unlike a recurrence, which is the return of the first breast cancer, a second primary tumor is a new.
The major change in the surgical treatment of primary breast cancer has been a shift towards breast conservation techniques, which started >30 years ago.