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Women unsure of breast cancer causes

Women appear uncertain about risk factors for breast cancer, despite the disease being the most common cancer for women in Australia, and their second most common cancer cause of death.

Sep 22, 2015
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The breast is the upper ventral region of the torso of a primate, in left and right sides, which in a female contains the mammary gland that secretes milk used to feed infants.

Both men and women develop breasts from the same embryological tissues. However, at puberty, female sex hormones, mainly estrogen, promote breast development which does not occur in men due to the higher level of testosterone. As a result, women's breasts become far more prominent than those of men.

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