Symptoms of Breast Cancer


Though breast cancer in advanced stage cannot be cured, when you treat it in initial stages, you can get rid of it. Most treatments are designed to ensure that the tumor is dissolved. It is therefore necessary to known the symptoms of breast cancer in its malignancy stage.

Women of over 25 years are likely to be affected by breast cancer, which refers to abnormal increase of cells in their breast portion. Sometimes, men have also been afflicted with this disease, but very rarely.   The symptoms of the diseases are detailed below and once you notice any of these symptoms, it is necessary to get in touch with a doctor and have a detailed examination and tests done.

The most important symptom of breast cancer is the presence of lump in your armpit or breast. If you can do a self examination, at least monthly, you can discover this lump. However, you should also remember that when women are menstruating, some growths may be seen and hence when you find something abnormal, consult a doctor.

If there is any discharge from your breasts, except for milk as part of pregnancy, you should immediately consult a doctor and undergo tests.

If there are noticeable changes in your breast size or shape, you must not ignore them. Probably nobody other than you can notice such changes, especially in the shape or size of the breasts, and when you notice, it is imperative that you consult a doctor.

When you observe the nipples, especially the entire areola region changing and the nipples turn inwards, this can be indicative that there is something wrong with your breast function, and it may be a cause for worry. You cannot rule out cancer at this stage and therefore you should immediately consult a doctor when you notice this condition.

Breast cancer is a condition which cannot be ignored.  The symptoms are obvious and women can easily find out whether their body is experiencing any of these unusual symptoms so that they can address the issue by consulting a doctor. Though breast cancer has no known medicines, it is possible to treat it when it is still in its early stages.

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