Symptoms and Signs of Breast Cancer

Symptoms and Signs of Breast Cancer

Great Pink Push has been unleashed and the breast cancer awareness is on the go! The cancer industry urges the women all around the world to get mammogram screenings and beg for money donations for breast cancer researches. However, these are a little practical tools and tips for prevention that all the women can use so you can be able to avoid breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Information and Awareness
In order to share more information about the breast cancer, here in this article we offer you the most significant list of an early warning breast cancer signs, and most of these you probably haven’t seen or heard in the media.

Do Not Just Look For Lumps!

The doctors ask women to identify if they feel any lumps in their breast and that is the most common method used in the conventional medicine. Doctors use mammogram x-rays for that sake. This method offers physicians a simple roadmap to observe the breast tissue and therefore, to find if there are any masses, lumps or some other abnormalities that could point to this disease.

Mammograms send ionizing radiation into the breast tissue, so they could be potential reason for cancer, but doctors usually “forget” to mention that.  Also, the mammograms are not always 100 % accurate and they cannot differentiate between the masses and lumps in the breast tissue, are they malignant or benign. Additionally, there are so many cases when all of this led to false diagnoses and treatments with radiation and chemotherapy.

Thermography is much better option if you choose to go through a cancer screenings. This way doctors are not just looking for unusual growths or lumps, but they can also identify if angiogenesis is taking place inside the breast tissue. Today, thermography is the most accurate and strong indicator for breast cancer.

Signs and symptoms of breast cancer

A sign is something that can be observed and recognized by a doctor or healthcare professional (for example, a rash). A symptom is something that only the person experiencing it can feel and know (for example, pain or tiredness). The signs and symptoms of breast cancer can also be caused by other health conditions. It is important to have any unusual symptoms checked by a doctor.

Signs and symptoms of breast cancer include:

  • a lump in the breast – the most common first sign

  1. The woman usually finds the lump.

  • Sometimes the lump is seen on a screening mammogram before it can be felt.

  1. The lump is present all the time and does not get smaller or go away with the menstrual cycle.
  2. The lump may feel like it is attached to the skin or chest wall and cannot be moved.
  3. The lump may feel hard, irregular in shape and very different from the rest of the breast tissue.
  4. The lump may be tender, but it is usually not painful.

  • Pain is more often a symptom of a non-cancerous (benign) condition, but should be checked by a doctor.
  • a lump in the armpit (axilla)

  1. Sometimes small, hard lumps in the armpit may be a sign that breast cancer has spread to the lymph nodes. Although these lumps are often painless, they may be tender.

  • changes in breast shape or size
  • skin changes

  1. The skin of the breast may become dimpled or puckered. A thickening and dimpling of the skin is sometimes called orange peel skin, or peau d’orange.
  2. Redness, swelling and increased warmth (signs that look like an infection) may be a sign of inflammatory breast cancer.
  3. Itching of the breast or nipple may be a sign of inflammatory breast cancer.

  • Itchiness is often not relieved by ointments, creams or other medications.
  • nipple changes

  1. Some people’s nipples are always pointed inward (inverted). Normal nipples that suddenly become inverted should be checked by a doctor.
  2. Discharge from the nipples can be caused by many conditions, most of which are non-cancerous (benign).

  • Discharge from one nipple may be a sign of breast cancer, especially if it appears without squeezing the nipple (is spontaneous) and is blood-stained.

  1. Crusting, ulcers or scaling on the nipple may be a sign of some rare types of breast cancer, such as Paget disease of the nipple.

Late signs and symptoms

Late signs and symptoms occur as the cancer grows larger or spreads to other parts of the body, including other organs.

  • bone pain
  • nausea
  • loss of appetite
  • weight loss
  • jaundice
  • buildup of fluid around the lungs (pleural effusion)

  1. shortness of breath
  2. cough

  • headache
  • double vision
  • muscle weakness

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