Breast cancer and other breast disorders
Hunt, Kelly Division of Surgical Oncology, Comprehensive Breast Center, University of California, Los Angeles, California.
Love, Susan M. Division of Surgical Oncology, Comprehensive Breast Center, University of California, Los Angeles, California.
Last reviewed:May 2021
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Malignant and benign lesions of the human mammary glands. Breast cancer and other breast disorders are potentially serious medical conditions. Benign breast disorders are often symptomatic and bothersome, but do not have malignant potential. Malignant disorders have the potential to grow locally in the breast (Fig. 1) and spread through the bloodstream to other parts of the body. See also: Breast; Mammary gland
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