Knowing how to spot early signs as well as regular check-ups is your best bet in the fight against breast cancer. Lump in the breast is a symptom that has alerted many women to their condition. Also watch for changes to overall appearance of the breast – especially orange peel skin, nipple discharge, rash or redness of skin, and swelling in the area including armpits. Even men need to be alert to these signs of breast cancer on the off chance of developing it.
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Breast cancer doesn't depend only on a woman's genes; nor is it limited to just women. Wearing a deo or a bra and getting a breast implant have no link with the disease, but improper diet and sedentary lifestyle do. An abortion doesn't up the risk, but late conception might. But a breast self exam alone isn't enough; assess your risk for the cancer and go for regular checkups once you cross 40.
You might think you are not at risk for breast cancer if you are a man. But men have breast tissue too and, like other cells in the body, these can turn cancerous. Early signs to watch out for include - a lump or swelling in one of the breasts, nipple retraction (turning inward), redness, scaling, or dimpling of the breast skin, and fluid discharge from the nipple.
Mammograms are considered the best screening test for breast cancer, but even 1 low-energy mammography radiation is sufficient to cause DNA mutations. It heightens the risk of breast cancer by about 1% in women before menopause. Tumors in denser breasts of younger women may still go undetected by mammography. Women below 40 should carefully weigh its benefits against its risks.
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