mammary gland

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In fact they help lymph drainage by holding the breast up - and that goes for milk gland development too.
Nonfatty tissues are the milk glands, milk ducts and other types of supportive, fibrous tissue.
A mammogram had indicated no malignant cells, but a potential increased risk of cancer suggested by a build-up of cells in her milk glands.
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.
000 postmenopausal women in the Women's Health Initiative Clinical Trials and the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study, the study focused on women who were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer (cancer which has spread outside the milk glands and ducts into the breast tissue) and who were followed for an average of seven years.