As you learn about breast cancer, we will repeatedly reference the anatomy of the breast. Understanding the different parts and functions will help you better grasp the details of breast cancer. Knowing your body helps you to: Make informed decisions. Have a better dialogue with your doctor. Be aware of anything unusual. Breast anatomy and how cancer starts. What are breasts made of? The breast is highly complex. It goes through more changes than any other part of the human body – from birth, puberty, pregnancy and breastfeeding, right through to menopause.
Signs of breast cancer include a lump, bloody nipple discharge, or skin changes. Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS): Breast cancer in the duct cells that has not invaded deeper or spread through the. National Breast Cancer Association: Breast Anatomy; BreastCancer.org: Pictures of Breast Anatomy; This information is provided by the Cleveland Clinic and is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider for advice about a specific medical condition.
Breast cancer which is spread beyond the breast and is growing in a distant organ such as the bones, liver, lung or brain. Small clusters of calcium that are visible on mammogram and can be associated with either benign processes (such as fibrocystic changes) or atypical processes (such as DCIS or invasive cancer). What is a breast made of? Female breasts contain different types of fatty, fibrous, and glandular tissue: Doctors refer to all non-fatty tissue as fibroglandular tissue. There are also bands of supportive, flexible connective tissue called ligaments, which stretch from the skin to the chest wall to.