Breast cancer develops from breast cells. It starts off in the inner lining of milk ducts or lobules that supply milk. It is found in women in higher ratio than in men. In cancer, the breast cells mutate uncontrollably and there are too many cells, progressively more and more than there should be.
- A lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm that doesn’t go away after your period
- A change in the size, shape, or contour of the breast
- A marble-like area under the skin
- A change in the feel or appearance of the skin on the breast or nipple, including skin that is dimpled, puckered, scaly, red, warm, or swollen
- Bloodor clear fluid coming out of a nipple
Family History, Early Period, Late Menopause, Obesity, Alcohol addiction, Exposure to radiation.
Early diagnosis reduces the risk. Routine screening tests are must. Even if there are no signs of breast cancer, monthly self examination or clinical tests should be done. If there is any suspicion, go for Mammography and consult an oncologist as soon as possible.
Types of Breast Cancer
In case you are diagnosed with breast cancer, the treatments available to you are Surgery, Radiation Therapy and Chemotherapy.