Basic Facts About Breast Health

The following is intended to give you basic information about your breasts. First, we describe the breast structure and function. We then provide information about the development of cancer within the breast and how to differentiate between the different types and stages of breast cancer.


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Reviewed by health care specialists at UCSF Medical Center.

This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or health care provider. We encourage you to discuss with your doctor any questions or concerns you may have.