After breast cancer left her with a mastectomy, she went through a period of soul searching—then got back on stage.
Angelina Jolie had her breasts removed after discovering that her genetic makeup gave her an 87 percent chance of breast cancer.
It also features one of the last performances Lynn Redgrave gave before dying, at 67, of breast cancer in May.
Eight months later, breast cancer in the news reminded me to check on my lump.
Now, a study shows some breast cancer patients unnecessarily undergoing the procedure.
In his violence Philip tore at his breast, and dragged something from beneath his shirt.
Her cries and pleadings were being smothered down on his breast.
I had forgotten for an instant,' said she, dropping her head upon her breast.
Methought anon you saw me go down with three pikes in my breast.
If a rogue holds a pistol to my breast, do I ask him who he is?
Old English breost "breast, bosom; mind, thought, disposition," from Proto-Germanic *breustam "breast" (cf. Old Saxon briost, Old Frisian briast, Old Norse brjost, Dutch borst, German brust, Gothic brusts), perhaps literally "swelling" and from PIE root *bhreus- "to swell, sprout" (cf. Middle Irish bruasach "having a broad, strong chest," Old Irish bruinne "breast"). The spelling conforms to the Scottish and northern England dialectal pronunciation. Figurative sense of "seat of the emotions" was in Old English.
Either of two milk-secreting, glandular organs on the chest of a woman; mammary gland; mamma.
A corresponding rudimentary gland in the male.
The superior ventral surface of the human body, extending from the neck to the abdomen.