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Female breast

Female Breast

Overview

The female breast is either of two mammary glands (organs of milk secretion) on the chest.

Review Date 2/11/2017

Updated by: Debra G. Wechter, MD, FACS, general surgery practice specializing in breast cancer, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.