Breast Cancer: Do You Know The Signs? Learn These 6

Do you know the signs and symptoms that might indicate breast cancer? Learning to recognize the physical signs of breast cancer may save your life – early diagnosis is key to treatment and recovery. Many health professionals recommend performing a monthly self-examination, and a yearly exam performed by your doctor. In addition, the National Cancer Institute suggests keeping an eye out for the following signs:

  1. A lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm area
  2. A change in the size or shape of the breast
  3. Nipple discharge or tenderness
  4. An inverted nipple
  5. Ridges or pitting on the breast (resembling an orange peel)
  6. A change in the look or feel of the breast, areola or nipple (such as warmth, swelling, redness or a scaly feel)

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, see your doctor promptly for evaluation. If you are over 50, talk to your doctor about the current recommendations regarding mammograms. And don’t miss next week’s Daily Tip when we look at simple ways to minimize your risks of breast cancer.

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