As the old saying goes, “Being forewarned is Being Forearmed.” It goes the same for the Cancer. The earlier it is detected, the easier will be the treatment. Breast cancer is among the most common cancers that women in today’s world suffer.
Therefore, as a woman, you have to be aware of your body and especially breasts. A simple breast self-examination can allow you to know how your breasts look and feel and if you notice anything suspicious, then you can take steps to prevent any dangerous disease.
Would you like to know more about breast self-examination? Then look for these signs:
Shape abnormality or Discharge from nipples
A growing tumor inside your nipples can distort or change the shape of areolas. Nipples are designed to release breast milk, any other form of discharge can be an early sign of tumors. Gently squeeze your nipples to check in there is any unwanted discharge coming from it.
Itchy, dimpled and uneven skin
Itchy breasts can be a sign of inflammatory breast cancer. Be alert to check the quality of the skin in and around your breasts. The skin may look scaly or have small blue marks similar to hemorrhages. Sometimes cancer makes your skin have cellulite like dimpled skin. The skin with cellulite resembles very much to the surface of an Orange peel.
Pain and tenderness in the armpit
Even before the first Tumour in the breasts, Breast cancer can spread to lymph nodes under the arm or around the collarbone and cause a lump or a swelling there. So be aware if any pain or swellings appear in the armpit or collar area.
Sudden Weight Loss
Many people with a tumor will lose weight drastically. When you shed pounds for no known reason, it’s called an unexplained weight reduction. An unexplained weight reduction of 10 pounds or more might be the primary indication of cancer. This happens regularly with tumors of the pancreas, stomach, throat, or lung.