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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.
(41) Diagnosis is made on core biopsy with histology revealing non-caseating, non-infectious granulomas within the breast lobules. Many patients respond to treatment with corticosteroids and are monitored by close clinical and imaging follow up, though some eventually require surgical wide excision.
* you have been diagnosed with lobular carcinoma in situ (abnormal cells in breast lobules)
Sclerosing adenosis is a benign condition of the breast in which extra tissue develops within the breast lobules. This is sometimes placed under the category of borderline breast disease.
Although macroscopically the tumour is well-circumscribed, there may be foci of invasion in the surrounding breast tissue composed of intricate vascular channels surrounding and invading the breast lobules.7
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.2).
"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.