Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women today. This cancer has the potential to be cured by early detection.
According to the American Cancer Society the death rate from breast cancer is currently as low as 2.6%.
In the same year, the ACS report that 41,760 women will die as a result of breast cancer. However, due to advances in treatment, death rates from this cancer have been decreasing since 1989. Breast cancer usually starts in the inner lining of milk ducts or the lobules that supply them with milk. From there, it can spread to other parts of the body. So, today we are going to inform you about the basic symptoms of breast cancer.
The mainly symptom in these cancer is a thick lump in the breast or armpit. This symptom occurs in many women in the early stages of cancer. So, here are some other symptoms:
1. Pain in the armpits or breast that does not change with the monthly cycle.
2. Pitting or redness of the skin of the breast, similar to the surface of an orange.
3. A rash around or on one of the nipples
4. A sunken or inverted nipple
a change in the size or shape of the breast
5. Peeling, flaking, or scaling of the skin on the breast or nipple.
6. Discharge from a nipple, possibly containing blood.
But not every lump in the breast is a symptom of breast cancer. However, it is important to meet a doctor immediately if you have a breast lump. Because it can know exactly if you have a cancer.
Breast cancer has stages of 0-4.
0 stage of the known as ductal carcinoma in situ, the cells are limited to within the ducts and have not invaded surrounding tissues. 1st stage of the tumor has grown to 1 cm and the lymph nodes are not affected, or there are small groups of cancer cells in the lymph nodes.
2nd Stage of the tumor has grown to 2-5 cm and 3rd stage of the tumor grows to about 5 cm and extends to several lymph nodes. 4th stage
of the cancer has spread to distant organs, most often the bones, liver, brain and lungs.
Meanwhile if you have any of these symptoms, please immediately meet a doctor. Because it is good for you.