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Where does breast cancer come from?

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Breast cancers may develop in the glandular tissue of the breast, specifically in the milk ducts and the milk lobules. These ducts and lobules are located in all parts of the breast tissue, including tissue just under the skin. The breast tissue extends from the collarbone to the lower rib margin, and from the middle of the chest, around the side and under the arm.

SOURCES: The American Cancer Society. Society of Surgical Oncology. 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 10, 2018

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SOURCES: The American Cancer Society. Society of Surgical Oncology. 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 10, 2018

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