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What is a mastectomy of accessory breast?

What is a mastectomy of accessory breast?

Accessory breast: Usually in the axilla (arm pit) or below the breast. With hormonal changes these area of extra breast tissue may grow. Because the cause a lump under the skin they are usually removed ...Read more

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How come some people develop polymastia (more than two breast)?

How come some people develop polymastia (more than two breast)?

Evolution: This is probably a remnant of a dormant gene related to the evolution of our species, if you believe in that. Other mammals have the so called "milk line" and it also briefly appears in fetuses during the seventh week of development. It is a thickening if the skin that extends from the axilla (armpit) to the groin. Billets and breast tissue may appear anywhere along this line. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a person have two accessory breasts?

Please tell me, could a person have two accessory breasts?

Yes: You can actually have even more than that, though rare! accessory breast tissue and nipples are common and occur along what is known as the 'milk line' extending from the axillary region to the groin. It is easily addressed surgically in most cases if aethetic concerns. ...Read more

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Why/how does someone develop accessory axillary breast tissue and what helps make it less visible without surgery? And can cancer develop there

Why/how does someone develop accessory axillary breast tissue and what helps make it less visible without surgery? And can cancer develop there

Variation of Normal: All women have breast tissue that extends into the armpit; some simply have more. This commonly becomes prominent after puberty or childbirth. While there is no need to remove it, the only option is surgical. Like any other breast tissue, cancer can develop there. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is ancillary breast tissue the same as axillary?

Is ancillary breast tissue the same as axillary?

No: Axillary breast tissue is located under your armpit. Ancillary or extra breast tissue is found in addition to your breasts in an alternate location. ...Read more

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What's a good sized breasts?

What's a good sized breasts?

Size of breasts: Usually the ones you are born with are just the right size. However many people seem to think that they have to look like the movie stars in order to be noticed by the opposite sex, so they become self conscious about their breast size. ...Read more

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