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Breast cancer awareness, signs and symptoms

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Breast cancer awareness, signs and symptoms

Breast cancer is cancer that forms in the cells of the breasts.

After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States. Breast cancer can occur in both men and women, but it's far more common in women.

breast cancer awareness and research funding has helped create advances in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Breast cancer survival rates have increased, and the number of deaths associated with this disease is steadily declining, largely due to factors such as earlier detection, a new personalized approach to treatment and a better understanding of the disease.

 

Breast cancer symptoms and signs:

 

The most common symptom of breast cancer is a new lump or mass. A painless, hard mass that has irregular edges is more likely to be cancer, but breast cancers can be tender, soft, or round. They can even be painful. For this reason, it's important to have any new breast mass, lump, or breast change checked by an experienced health care professional.

 

  • A breast cancer lumps or thickening in the breast which feels quite different from tissues in the surrounding area
  • Alternation in the size, shape or form of breast
  • Breast or nipple pain
  • Redness or pitting of the skin over your breast, like the skin of an orange
  • Dimpling or any other changes in the breast’s skin
  • Observance of inverted nipples
  • Rashes on or around nipples
  • Scaling, peeling or flakiness in the area of skin surrounding nipples
  • Change in the size, shape or appearance of a breast

Causes of breast cancer:

After youth, a woman’s breast consists of fat, connective tissue, and thousands of lobules, small organs that produce milk for breastfeeding. Small tubes, or ducts, carry the milk to the nipple.

In cancer, the body’s cells increase uncontrollably. It is an unnecessary cell increase that induces cancer.

Breast cancer most often begins with cells in the milk-producing ducts (invasive ductal carcinoma). Breast cancer may also begin in the glandular tissue called lobules (invasive lobular carcinoma) or in other cells or tissue within the breast.