December 5th, 2001



A measure of the amount of DNA contained in a cell. Ploidy is a characteristic (marker) that helps predict how aggressive a cancer is likely to be. Cancers with the same amount of DNA as normal cells are called diploid and those with either more or less that that amount are aneuploid. About two-thirds of breast cancer are aneuploid.

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