Surgical management of recurrent subareolar breast abscesses: Mayo Clinic experience
The breast is an organ whose structure reflects its special function: the production of milk for lactation breast feeding. The epithelial component of the tissue consists of lobules , where milk is made, which connect to ducts that lead out to the nipple. Most cancers of the breast arise from the cells which form the lobules and terminal ducts. These lobules and ducts are spread throughout the background fibrous tissue and adipose tissue fat that make up the majority of the breast.
Written and peer-reviewed by physicians—but use at your own risk. Read our disclaimer. Breast cancer is the second most common malignancy in women. The most important risk factors are increased estrogen exposure, advanced age, and genetic predisposition e.