Warning signs of breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer in women worldwide. Breast cancer, according to the CDC, is a condition in which cells in the breast proliferate uncontrollably. There are several types of breast cancer. The kind of breast cancer is determined by which cells in the breast develop into cancer. Invasive Ductal Carcinoma and Invasive Lobular Carcinoma are the most common types of breast cancer. Cancer cells develop outside the ducts into other regions of the breast tissue in Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, and the invasive cancer cells can also travel, or metastasis, to other parts of the body. At the Invasive Lobular Carcinoma, the cancer cells migrate from the lobules to nearby breast tissues. These invasive cancer cells have the potential to spread to other regions of the body as well.
Breast cancer is a global burden, putting physical, financial, and emotional pressure on individuals and healthcare systems. Many factors over the course of a lifetime can influence your breast cancer risk. Some variables, such as age or family history, are unchangeable, but you may help decrease your risk of breast cancer by keeping a healthy weight & exercise regularly, having a low intake of saturated fat, limiting hormone replacement therapy – ask your doctor about the risks-, breastfeeding your children if possible, talking to your doctor if you have a family history of breast cancer, since regular mammograms are the best tests doctors have to find breast cancer early, sometimes up to three years before it can be felt. Furthermore, being familiar with how breasts feel normally to report any changes is important! A breast self-exam helps you understand the normal look and feel of your breasts. If you notice any of the following signs, you can report them to your doctor:
1. Lump in the breast or underarm.

2. Thickening/swelling of the breast.

3. Irritation of breast skin.

4. Redness/flaky skin in the nipple area.

5. Pulling in of the nipple.

6. Nipple discharge other than breast milk, including blood.

7. Any change in the size/shape of the breast.

8. Pain in any area of the breast (other than period or pregnancy pain).

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Resources

Rimads Blog. “Lower your risk of breast cancer!”. Accessed on October 2, 2021.

CDC. “What Are the Symptoms of Breast Cancer?”. Accessed on October 2, 2021.

CDC. “What Is Breast Cancer?”. Accessed on June 8, 2021.

Mayo Clinic. “Breast cancer prevention: How to reduce your risk”. Accessed on June 8, 2021.

American Cancer Society. “Can I Lower My Risk of Breast Cancer?”. Accessed on June 8, 2021.

American Cancer Society. “Five Ways to Help Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk”. Accessed on June 8, 2021.

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