Published in Cancer Weekly, May 29th, 2001
Ductal lavage is a minimally invasive method of collecting large numbers of cells from the breast milk ducts, where 95% of breast cancer originates. The procedure involves inserting a hair-thin catheter into the milk ducts, and washing (lavaging) the ducts with saline to collect cells.
"Atypical cells significantly increase the risk of breast cancer development. ...
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