Breast Cancer: Signs and Symptoms

Breast Cancer: Signs and Symptoms

Did you know that breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among women in the US, and about 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with it in their lifetime? Although not as common, men can also develop breast cancer. About 1 in 833 of men will be diagnosed in their lifetime.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and not only is it a time to show support and raise awareness, but it also helps as simple reminder to make sure you take the necessary measures to stay up-to-date with your health. This month we’ll be talking about all things breast cancer.

Below are a few signs and symptoms that can lead to breast cancer:

  • Breast swelling
  • Discharge coming from the nipple
  • Lump under the arm or collarbone
  • Dimpling of the skin
  • Skin discoloration on the breast
  • Pain in the breast area
  • Abnormal itchiness on the breast

Symptoms do vary from person to person, but if you see signs of any of the above symptoms, it may be a good idea to go see your physician and talk about getting a mammogram. Having regular mammograms can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. Some doctors recommend getting annual mammograms starting at age 40.

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Please note: We are not professionals in the medical field. Always consult your doctor if you have any questions or concerns regarding your health.