Cancer often has no specific symptoms, so it is important that people limit their risk factors and undergo appropriate cancer screening. Most cancer screening is specific to certain age groups and your primary care doctor will know what screening to perform depending on your age. The best way to fight cancers is by prevention (eliminating or decreasing risk factors) and early warning signs of breast cancer.
Did you know that breast cancer is one of the most common diseases worldwide among women? The reason why many of the women are getting affected by it is that because they are not much aware of the main early warning signs of breast cancer.
So, it is important to know the symptoms and common signs of breast cancer.
Here are 6 Early warning signs of breast cancer are commonly ignored:
1) Lumps or nodes felt on or inside of the breast.
You should always check a monthly self-examination of your breasts. Just make sure to feel all areas of the breasts and underarms for any abnormalities. A painless lump or thickening in the breast or the armpit is one of the most common breast cancer symptoms. So if you find a lump, visit your doctor immediately.
2) A change in the size or shape of the breast.
3) Nipple discharge or tenderness
4) An inverted nipple
5 A sore or ulcer on the breast that does not heal
6) A change in the way the skin of the breast, nipple, or areola.
The darker area of skin around the nipple — looks or feels. For example, the breast may feel warm, tender, or swollen, or look red and scaly.
Late Signs and Symptoms:
As the cancer grows larger, these are the symptoms that can occur:
- an “orange peel” texture to the skin
- bone pain
- loss of appetite
- weight loss
- buildup of fluid around the lungs
- double vision
- muscle weakness
Symptoms of breast cancer in men include a lump in the breast, nipple pain and tenderness, fluid from the nipple, inversion or retraction of the nipple, and sores around the nipple.
Watch out for these signs and let your doctor know about it. Breast cancer symptoms vary from one individual to another. Don’t wait for a lump to show up in your breasts; by that time, it could be too late to get treatment. If you detect earlier, you can start to take proper medication to prevent it.