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Breast Anatomy

Breast Anatomy

Breast anatomy: Lobes and ducts

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The breast is made up of ducts and lobes. Breast cancer may begin in the cells that line the ducts and lobes.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Douglas A. Stewart, MD - Medical Oncology
Last Revised June 28, 2013

Last Revised: June 28, 2013

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Douglas A. Stewart, MD - Medical Oncology

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