Symptoms of Breast cancer and precaution

Breast cancer is a kind of growth of cells in the breast tissue which are not controlled. Breast cancer is most commonly diagnosed in women who age 55 to 65. Survival rates of breast cancer have been improved and better treatments have developed.


Initially, breast cancer may not show any symptoms. The lump can be too small for you to notice any changes. The first sign of breast cancer is the development of a new lump in the breast that you can feel. A lump which is painless, hard, with irregular edges is most likely to be a cancer. In some cases, cancers can be soft, tender and round. So, this is very important to have anything unusual checked by your doctor.

American cancer society: any of the following changes in the breast can be a symptom of cancer.

  • Swelling of all of a part of the breast
  • Skin irritation or dimpling
  • Breast pain
  • Nipples turning inward or nipple pain
  • Redness, scaly texture, thickening of nipple or breast skin
  • Nipple discharge other than breast milk
  • Lump formation in the underarm

Above symptoms of changes can also be caused by infection or a cyst. Any changes in the breast must be checked out promptly by a doctor.

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