The illustration shows the female breast in a sagittal disection. Fatty and glandular tissue are pictured.
In the background there is a mammography image of the same breast.
The background shows a (cancrous) cell.
Breast cancer is the most common malignant tumor in women and appears mainly in the 5th and 6th decade of life. In the early phase of the disease it is curable, if it has metastasized often only palliative care is possible.
Many modern therapies have been developed in recent years which have significantly increased the survival time of breast cancer patients.
(healthy breast and mammogram)
(healthy breast and mammogram and cell)
(breast and mammogram with cancer)
(breast and mammogram with cancer 2)
(breast and mammogram with cancer and close up of tumor)