Understanding breast anatomy, physiology, and pathology is essential for follow- up of abnormal findings.
Learn about the anatomy and physiology of the breast and how it operates during breastfeeding in this article from Newport Hospital in Rhode Island.
The breast is the tissue overlying the chest (pectoral) muscles. Women's breasts are made of specialized tissue that produces milk (glandular tissue) as well as fatty tissue. Signs of breast cancer include a lump, bloody nipple discharge, or skin changes.
It is important for women to become familiar with the normal anatomy and physiology (function) of their breasts so that they can recognize early si.
Breast anatomy. 12-15 ducts open at the nipple from the ductal system of the breast, which originates in the milk-producing functional unit - the terminal duct.