Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in women. If breast cancer is diagnosed early, you are more likely to have a better outcome. So it is always best to know the common signs and symptoms of breast cancer. Most women suffering from breast cancer may not show any symptoms at all especially during the early stages.

The following signs and symptoms are indicative of breast cancer.

· A new lump in the breast – This is the most common first sign of a breast cancer especially if the lump is hard, painless, and immobile and has irregular margins. A painful lump usually is a sign of benign breast disease but it should be checked by a doctor.
· Pain in the breast
· Nipple changes. – In some people, the nipple is pulled inwards (Nipple retraction) but in a person who had normal outward pointing nipples that suddenly become inverted should be examined by a doctor.
· Nipple discharge – Discharge from the nipples can be caused by many conditions especially benign breast diseases. However, nipple discharge from on breast is a sign that it could be due to breast cancer especially if it is a spontaneous discharge and is blood stained.
· A lump felt in the armpit – Sometimes a hard lump may be felt in your arm pit and it is often a sign of breast cancer which has spread to the axillary lymph nodes.
· Signs of inflammation such as redness, warmth, and itchiness of the breast may be a sign of an inflammatory breast cancer.
· Peau d’orange – If your breast has an orange peel appearance, it is an indication that there is fluid build-up within the breast which is often as a result of breast cancer.
· Ulceration around the nipple is a rare sign of a type of breast cancer known as Paget’s disease.

 

 

  1. March 4, 2018

    Symptoms of breast cancer include a lump in the breast, bloody discharge from the nipple and changes in the shape or texture of the nipple or breast. Many women may find their breasts feel lumpy. Breast tissue naturally has a bumpy texture. Some women have more lumpiness in their breasts than others. In most cases, this lumpiness is no cause to worry. If the lumpiness can be felt throughout the breast and feels like your other breast, then it’s likely normal breast tissue.

  2. March 5, 2018

    By experts opinion that cells may spread (metastasize) through your breast to your lymph nodes or to other parts of your body and it would be an early sign. Breast cancer most often begins with cells in the milk-producing ducts (invasive ductal carcinoma). By the way, the reading is really helpful. Thanks for the head up and keep it up!

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