Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Each year it is estimated that over 230,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die. It is the second leading cause of death from cancer in women (lung cancer is the leading cause). Over 2.9 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States today. These STL files allow you to 3D print a whole breast with the mass within the breast and another model of just the mass.
The models are provided for distribution on embodi3D.com with the permission of the creators Dr. Beth Ripley and Dr. Tatiana. These models are part of the Top 10 Killers 3D printable disease library. James Weaver and Ahmed Hosny also contributed to the project. We thank everyone involved for their contributions to embodi3d.com and their advocacy for better health and education through 3D printing.
There are two STL files available for download and 3D bioprinting. One STL file for printing the breast including the cancerous mass and the other STL is for printing the mass. Both files have been zipped to reduce the file size. You will need to unzip the files once you have downloaded them.These files are distributed under the Creative Commons license Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs. Please respect the terms of the licensing agreement.
Both files are verified as watertight (manifold) and 3D printable.