News tagged with breast tissue

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California breast density law slow to have an impact

Ten months after California legislators enacted a controversial law mandating that radiologists notify women if they have dense breast tissue, UC Davis researchers have found that half of primary care physicians are still ...

Jan 28, 2015
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Next steps uncertain for women with dense breasts

More women are learning their breasts are so dense that it's more difficult for mammograms to spot cancer. But new research suggests automatically giving them an extra test isn't necessarily the solution.

Dec 08, 2014
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Finding breast cancer answers in the freezer

Patients who have a biopsy or surgery connected to a breast cancer diagnosis at Winship Cancer Institute are often asked to allow some of their left-over tissue to be used in Emory's breast tissue bank. Patients ...

Dec 05, 2014
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Genetic testing could improve breast cancer prevention

Scientists used mathematical models to show that analysing genetic data, alongside a range of other risk factors, could substantially improve the ability to flag up women at highest risk of developing breast ...

Nov 13, 2014
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"Virtual breast" could improve cancer detection

Next to lung cancer, breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women, according to the American Cancer Society. That's why so many medical professionals encourage women to get mammograms, even ...

Sep 29, 2014
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Breast

The breast is the upper ventral region of an animal’s torso, particularly that of mammals, including human beings. The breasts of a female primate’s body contain the mammary glands, which secrete milk used to feed infants.

Both men and women develop breasts from the same embryological tissues. However, at puberty female sex hormones, mainly estrogens, promote breast development, which does not happen with men. As a result women's breasts become more prominent than men's.

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