Breast anatomy

Breast with close-up of lobes and ducts

The breast is made up of milk ducts and lobes where milk is produced. Breast cancer may begin in the cells that line the ducts and lobes.

ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine

Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

Specialist Medical Reviewer Douglas A. Stewart, MD - Medical Oncology

Current as ofMay 3, 2017

Current as of: May 3, 2017

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Douglas A. Stewart, MD - Medical Oncology