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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



macrocalcification  listen  (MA-kroh-KAL-sih-fih-KAY-shun)

  A small deposit of calcium in the breast that cannot be felt but can be seen on a mammogram. It is usually caused by aging, an old injury, or inflamed tissue and is usually not related to cancer.