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Normal breast. Coloured profile (side view) X-ray of a healthy right breast. The breast consists ofglandular tissue (yellow) surrounded by fatty connective tissue. Breast X-rays are often performed regularly on adult women as they can be used to detect small tumours. Breast cancer is a common cancer in women, and the chances of curing it are far higher if it is diagnosed early.
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