What Are The First Warning Signs Of Breast Cancer?

What are the first warning signs of breast cancer?

What are the first warning signs of breast cancer?

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Lumps that feel harder or different from the rest of the breast or underarms. Sudden discharge (bloody or clear/non milky) from only one nipple (without squeezing). Change in size/shape, redness, or darkening of the breast. Dimpling of breast surface. Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple. Retraction/Inversion of nipple or other parts of the breast.

Gina Hodge

Curejoy Expert Gina Hodge Explains:

Unlike the common myth that a lump is the only indication of breast cancer, there are multiple symptoms that can help in proactively seeking advanced diagnostics and medical help at an early stage.  Warning signs of breast cancer vary from woman to woman and there are some cases where symptoms don’t show up at all, even in mammography scans. The most common symptoms are: a change in the look or feel of the breast, a change in the look or feel of the nipple and discharge from the nipple.  

Conduct regular self examination of the breasts to look out for:

  1. Lumps that feels harder or different from the rest of the breast or in the underarms. Not all lumps are cancerous though.
  2. Sudden discharge (bloody or clear…non milky) from only one nipple (without squeezing). Can be due to an infection as well.
  3. Change in size/shape, swelling/enlargement, warmth, redness, or darkening of the breast.
  4. Dimpling or puckering of breast surface with an “orange peel” texture to the skin
  5. Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple
  6. Retraction/Inversion of nipple or other parts of the breast.

If you are 40, insist on routine mammograms and regular checkups with your medical practitioner. Listen to warning signs from your body and seek medical guidance.

 

Disclaimer: The content is purely informative and educational in nature and should not be construed as medical advice. Please use the content only in consultation with an appropriate certified medical or healthcare professional.

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