• Sat. Oct 31st, 2020

Is it Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is one of the five most killer cancers in the world. Though common in females, breast cancer can also attack males in rare cases. A commonly known symptom of breast cancer is a hard lump under the breast skin. However, this is just one of the symptoms that help in coming up with a diagnosis. Though breast cancer can be asymptomatic initially, there are other symptoms that should be looked out for.

Due to inflammation of the skin cells around the infected breast, skin changes may present. The individual may also observe discharge from the nipple, which can be thin, thick, and can range in color from clear to milky to yellow, green or red. If a cancer cell leaves the infected breast, the first place it travels to is the underarm region on the same side as the infected breast, resulting in swelling of lymph nodes in this area.

Signs of
breast cancer.
Image: Medical News Today

Other symptoms include breast and/or nipple pain, nipple inversion, breast dimpling on pressure and redness. These symptoms are not exactly a call for alarm. There are many factors that can contribute to these symptoms, including aging, other infections and changes in hormonal levels. Physicians recommend that one visits a doctor when the above symptoms are present, to rule out the possibility of breast cancer. 

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