Early detection of any diseases decreases the dangerous and life threatening.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Since 2007, breast cancer death rates have been steady in women younger than 50.
The main risk factor for breast cancer is of course female sex. However age also plays a role, while mothers who have had children and breast fed are less likely to develop breast cancer. Meanwhile smoking and drinking yet again can increase risk.
Some warning signs of breast cancer are—
• New lump in the breast or underarm (armpit).
• Thickening or swelling of part of the breast.
• Irritation or dimpling of breast skin.
• Redness or flaky skin in the nipple area or the breast.
• Pulling in of the nipple or pain in the nipple area.
• Nipple discharge other than breast milk, including blood.
• Any change in the size or the shape of the breast.
• Pain in any area of the breast.
However, the good news is that breast cancer treatment technology has improved vastly, and is continue to do so, providing patients with effectiveness in treatment options, depending on type and stage.
Breast Cancer Awareness: Infographic
Supported by Central General Hospital