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|How to Know if You Have Breast Cancer
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Breast cancer is a cancer originated in the breast tissue. This is one of the most common kinds of cancer, especially in women, but the chances for survival are great, especially if the cancer is detected at an early stage. This article will help you know if you do show the sign of the condition.
Know the symptoms. Some of the most common symptoms of breast cancer are:
- Pain and tenderness in the breasts.
- Lumps in the breasts.
- Discharge or retraction of the nipples.
- Swelling in one breast.
- Appearance of Cellulite on the breast's surface.
- Weight loss.
- Vaginal pain.
- Enlarged nymph nodes, specially if in the armpits.
- Not-normal visible veins on the breasts.
Know the Breast Cancer Risk Factors. Some of the facts that can lead to breast cancer are unavoidable. Other facts can be your lifestyle. If you have an unhealthy lifestyle, and you are among many other risks, consider improving your lifestyle. The most common factors are listed below.
Gender - women get breast cancer more often than men.
Age - most people who have breast cancer are over 45 years old.
Family history - you are more likely to develop breast cancer if one or more members of your blood-related family have had breast cancer.
Race - Europeans are more likely to get the cancer, african-americans and hispanics are more likely not to survive the condition.
Period - you are more likely to develop cancer in the breasts if you had your period before the age of 12, or if you are going through menopause.
Lifestyle factors - your chances of getting the condition are highly increased if you consume high amount of alcohol, smoke, are overweight, don't have children, or taking birth control pills.
Consult a doctor. If you suspect that you might have breast cancer, then it's important that you enter in contact with a doctor, and make him or her perform an exam. The different types of breast exams are:
Mammogram. This is a X-Ray of the breast, very common exam.
MRI. Non-invasive scan of the breast. Usually performed a long with other tests, such as blood and urine.
Ultrasound. Ultra-sonic waves are used to produce an image of the breast tissue.
Biopsy. Invasive exam. Small amount of the inside of the breast is removed to make tests with.
Perform regular mammograms, blood tests and Breast Self-Examinations after the age of 35.
If you do have cancer, you should undergo treatment immediately to enlarge your chances of survival.
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|Hi Akash thank you for sharing this blog with us. It is very important to perform Breast checks and report significant findings to your physician. Men as well. I appreciate this blog. Thanks for sharing. I'm sharing on my Healthy Tips facebook page.|
|Thank you Akash for this very important blog. Potentially life-saving. Will share,|