Anotomay of a breast


Cheyenne. Age: 29.

When performing ultrasound scans on the lactating breast, Dr Donna Geddes from The University of Western Australia began to question the anatomical diagrams that appeared in textbooks. The standard model of the breast was based on anatomical dissections carried out on cadavers by Sir Astley Cooper in Further research was carried out, supported by Medela, and the results have redefined our understanding of the lactating breast.


Jaylah. Age: 20.

Review: Breast Anatomy

As you learn about breast cancer, we will repeatedly reference the anatomy of the breast. Understanding the different parts and functions will help you better grasp the details of breast cancer. The female breast is mostly made up of a collection of fat cells called adipose tissue.


Danielle. Age: 24.

Breast anatomy

The breasts are specialised organs, which are located on the anterior chest wall. The female breast is more developed than the male breast, as their primary function is to produce milk for nutrition of the infant and baby. There are lots of glands in our breasts, which grow and develop during puberty and maturation.

Certain changes in the breast may be early signs of breast cancer. Knowing what these changes look and feel like can help people access the right treatment as soon as possible. Understanding the various parts of the breast and their function can help people be more aware of any changes or abnormalities.