The number of women diagnosed with breast cancer is growing every day. However, women should know that breast cancer can be treated successfully, especially if it is diagnosed on an early stage. Regular exams are necessary, and women are recommended to check their breasts by themselves. Here are some breast cancer symptoms you should be careful about.
The first and most obvious symptoms if the formation of a lump in the breast that can be felt when you touch and examine the breasts. These lumps may cause prickly feeling, but in most of the cases they are soft and tender. Women should know that breast lumps can be seen on a mammogram long before they can be felt.
Breast cancer can be also signalled by chances in the breast size, such as swelling. If this swelling is not related to your menstrual cycle, then you should not ignore it but should immediately consult a doctor.
Another breast cancer symptom is changed nipples and discharge from the nipples. They may increase their size and become stiff. In addition, rashes may develop around the nipples. Discharge from the nipples is common between the age of 41 and 58, but if this discharge is from one of the breast and is mixed with blood, it may be a breast cancer sign.
An immediate consultation with a doctor is required when you notice any of these signs. Don’t ignore them because time is essential for the successful treatment of breast cancer.