7 Early Warning Signs Of Breast Cancer In Women
- 02 Aug 2018
- #Breast Cancer
Did you know that India, China, and the United States collectively account for one-third of the global incidences of Breast Cancer among women? This coupled with the high mortality rates for breast cancer (due to late detection), makes it a clear and present concern for women everywhere.
Breast cancer, in its preliminary stages, has few discernible symptoms. This is often postulated to be the primary reason for its late detection.
Here are some early warning signs that can help you get a flying start in your race against this disease.
Make it a point to routinely inspect your breasts for painless lumps, especially if they persist after your periods. This is one of the earliest signs of developing cancer and will require a physician consultation and mammogram for confirmation.
While lumps are usually one of the early signs of breast cancer, you should also get a mammogram if you find other structural changes in your breasts like:
Your nipples are good indicators of impending disease. Look out for issues like:
While unusual nipple discharges are usually found to occur due to benign reasons it is important to get yourself checked if you find any clear or bloody discharge from your nipples as they could be early signs of cancer.
And finally, it is important to monitor your breasts for any changes in temperature, texture or contours. Some examples are,
Avoid panicking or jumping to the worst conclusions if you feel like you have any of these symptoms in isolation. These self-examination tips are only intended to serve as early warning signs and will require clinical corroboration by a physician.
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