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Which part of the breast is most likely to get cancer?

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Breast cancers are most commonly found in two places:

  • The lobules -- small sacs that make breast milk. This is called lobular carcinoma.
  • The ducts that carry milk to the nipple. This is called ductal carcinoma.

SOURCES:

Breastcancer.org.

WebMD Medical Reference from the American College of Physicians: "Oncology: Breast Cancer."

National Cancer Institute. 
 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 04, 2018

SOURCES:

Breastcancer.org.

WebMD Medical Reference from the American College of Physicians: "Oncology: Breast Cancer."

National Cancer Institute. 
 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 04, 2018

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