BREAST SCREENING UNIT, KINGS COLLEGE HOSPITAL, LONDON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY BREAST SCREENING UNIT, KINGS COLLEGE HOSPITAL, LONDON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Mammogram of a female breast showing a heavily calcified fibroadenoma, a benign tumour. The well- defined outline of the fibroadenoma, a characteristic feature of a non-cancerous tumour, appears as a halo around the dense, white, calcified area. Fibroadenomas commonly arise in the breasts of young women under 30 & may also arise in older women approaching menopause. Mammography is a special X-ray technique that is used to visualize soft tissues of the breast as a means of screening women for breast cancer.
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