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.
To find more information or to get involved visit: nationalbreastcancer.org.
Please note: We are not professionals in the medical field. Always consult your doctor if you have any questions or concerns regarding your health.