Signs And Symptoms Of Breast Cancer

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Breast cancer awareness in every women lower the risk of cancer. As breast cancer is the combination of words that can make all women worry and alert and it’s totally natural. But there is a lot of good news about breast cancer these days. Treatments keep getting better, and we know more than ever about ways to prevent the disease.

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Self assessment of breast is more important than anything else. Examine your breast off an on while taking bath and even while changing clothes, and if you find any thing unusual talk to your health care provider without any delay. If you find any symptoms mention below don’t take it normal;

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Follow these steps to check out your breast;

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Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer In Female

Possible symptoms of breast cancer include:

  • Swelling of all or part of a breast (even if no distinct lump is felt)
  • Skin irritation or dimpling (sometimes looking like an orange peel)
  • Breast or nipple pain
  • Nipple retraction (turning inward)
  • Scaliness, or thickening of the nipple or breast skin
  • Nipple discharge (other than breast milk) even without squeezing
  • A change in size or shape of nipple or breast

signs of breast cancer

  • A lump or area that feels thicker than the rest of the breast
  • A change in skin texture such as puckering or dimpling (like the skin of an orange)
  • Redness or rash like eczema on the skin and/or around the nipple
  • Your nipple has changed its position or shape
  • Pain in your breast or your armpit that’s there all or almost all of the time
  • a swelling in your armpit or around your collarbone.

NOTE:

A lump in the breast is the most common symptom of breast cancer. Most breast lumps are not cancer. They are usually fluid-filled lumps (cysts) or a fibroadenoma, made up of fibrous and glandular tissue. But it is important to get anything that is unusual for you checked by your GP. The earlier breast cancer is treated, the more successful treatment is likely to be.

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Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

Unfortunately, there are also a number of important breast cancer risk factors that women have no control over. Knowing which ones apply to you can help you understand your risk and do what you can to lower it. If you feel you’re at high risk, talk to a doctor or other health professional. These can increase a woman’s breast cancer risk:

  • Older age, especially 60 years or over
  • Family history of breast cancer
  • First menstrual period (menarche) before age 12
  • Menopause at age 55 or over
  • First childbirth after age 35
  • No children
  • Tall height (5’8” or taller)
  • Dense breasts
  • History of benign breast disease (like atypical hyperplasia)

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