mammary gland

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Synonyms for mammary gland

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In most cases there is no obvious reason why one breast should develop more milk gland units than the other.
In fact they help lymph drainage by holding the breast up - and that goes for milk gland development too.
Before puberty and pregnancy hormones estrogen and growth hormone, insulin and other hormones in the adrenal glands and increase breast growth of breast milk glands are involved.
If after examination the doctor finds that the milk glands are cancerous this clearly shows that the tumor has spread to other parts of the body, may be to the lymph nodes," she explained.
Ductal carcinoma is the form of breast cancer which starts in the lining of the milk ducts while lobular carcinoma begins in the milk glands of the breast.
A small, benign cyst in one of your milk glands or milk ducts, which vary in size through the menstrual cycle.