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a small lobe or subdivision of a lobe

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The second biological principle which explains why induced abortion increases the risk of breast cancer risk concerns the protective role a full-term pregnancy plays by maturing a woman's breast lobules into Types 3 and 4, which are much more resistant to carcinogens.
Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM) is a granulomatous inflammation of the breast lobules of unknown aetiology.
Haematoxylin and eosin stained four-micron sections showed a well circumscribed tumor composed of hyperplastic acini retaining the configuration of normal breast lobules (Fig.
Male breasts have the same ducts as women, but men do not have developed breast lobules where milk is produced in adult women and where lobular breast carcinoma arises.
The study shows that acini (AS-ih-nye), the small milk-producing elements in breast lobules, can be counted in sample biopsies.
Interestingly, CCCTCbinding factor (CTCF) and Dipeptidase 1 (DPEP1), both candidate tumor-suppressor genes, were found to have decreased expression in LCIS versus normal breast lobules.