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Mammogram of a female breast showing tumour

Mammogram of a female breast showing tumour

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BREAST SCREENING UNIT, KINGS COLLEGE HOSPITAL, LONDON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY BREAST SCREENING UNIT, KINGS COLLEGE HOSPITAL, LONDON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Breast cancer: Mammogram of a female breast showing a cancerous tumour which appears as the large, uneven, white mass in centre. The nipple is to the right. 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. The majority of breast cancers originate in the mammary ducts & the remainder in the lobular glands. Most tumours of either type show early evidence of invasive (malignant) behaviour, but ductal & lobular cancers may exist in non-invasive forms.

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