Microcalcifications in breast cancer: Lessons from physiological mineralization.

  title={Microcalcifications in breast cancer: Lessons from physiological mineralization.},
  author={Rachel F. Cox and Maria P. Morgan},
  volume={53 2},
Mammographic mammary microcalcifications are routinely used for the early detection of breast cancer, however the mechanisms by which they form remain unclear. Two species of mammary microcalcifications have been identified; calcium oxalate and hydroxyapatite. Calcium oxalate is mostly associated with benign lesions of the breast, whereas hydroxyapatite is… CONTINUE READING