Similar articles
Advertisement
Create a post to Start Earning on Pejoweb.
Learn how it works

Not Just Lumps, Breast Cancer Can Also Detected From These 11 Signs



October is observed as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the month is usually associated with awareness campaigns, screening camps, and certain heritage structures turning pink. “Breast cancer incidences are rising at an alarming rate,” says Dr Sanket Shah, Consultant Surgical Oncologist, Gleneagles Global Hospital, Mumbai. “Recently, it has replaced cervical cancer as the most common cancer among females in urban PBCR [Population Based Cancer Registry] and forms more than 30% of registered cases in cancer hospitals among females. One in eight women will have breast cancer in her lifetime. To tackle breast cancer, timely detection is the need of the hour. For doing so, you will have to be watchful of the breast cancer symptoms,” he adds. The most common sign of breast cancer is finding a lump in your breast, but there are a few other tell tale signs.

Tell tale signs you might have breast cancer
Dr Swati A. Gaikwad, Consultant obstetrics, Gynecologist at Motherhood Hospital, Kharadi, Pune recommends every woman over the age of 30 to do a self-examination every month, and mammography every year. She reveals the other symptoms that could be signs of breast cancer:

1. Thick mass - a hard, fixed mass in breast.

2. An indentation - persistent markings after pressure on breast.

3. Skin erosion - breast skin or nipple wound not healing, occurring repeatedly at the same place. 

4. New fluid coming from the nipple - blood, pus, or mucus.

5. Dimpling or puckering in the breast.

6. Prominent veins.

7. Inverted nipple - nipple getting retracted inside.

8. A change in size or shape.

9. Skin that looks like an orange peel.

10. Prominent lymph nodes in the axillary area.

11. Redness or extreme sensitivity in the breast.

What to do if you notice any of these symptoms

“Once you spot any of these symptoms then just make sure that you immediately consult a doctor, and also explain to him/her whether you have a family history of breast cancer,” says Dr Shah. After doing so, your doctor will advise you to opt for a mammogram or sonomammogram (which are screening tools to detect breast cancer) and a biopsy, if required. If you are diagnosed with breast cancer then your doctor will suggest an appropriate treatment for you (the treatment varies from person to person). Also, you should opt for breast self-examination on a regular basis.
Advertisement




Log in to Like & Comment

 
 
 






Chinny (Basic)   6 months ago
Noted


Pauplin (Basic)   7 months ago
Okay




Advertisement

Articles that may interest you


PROSTATE CANCER.Main cause of breast cancer.

Researchers identified that SUCLA2-deficient prostate cancer cells can be selectively treated with thymoquinoneDate:October 7, 2020Source:Kanazawa Uni...

 


The Warning Signs Of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is typically associated with women and understanding the various parts of the breast and their functions helps people to be more aware o...

 


How To Prepare Semovita Without Lumps

Semovita is a brand name for one of the many soft gelatinous substances called "swallow" in Nigeria. It is usually part of the main course, ...

 


Virulent Nigerian Covid-19 Variant Detected In Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: The health ministry has detected the first two cases of Covid-19 patients infected with a virulent Nigerian variant, known as B1.525, i...

 


New ‘double Mutant’ COVID Variant Detected For First Time In United States

Another coronavirus variant has emerged in the United States, a so-called “double mutant” strain detected for the first time in Californ...

 

Advertisement

Uploads that may interest you

(CANCER BUSH) South African Journal of Botany

In this life believe in yourself and and also believe in God he is the only one who can change your life any where anytime fee Free you love Jesus

Strips of Common EKG rhythms and their names

I am sure this book would help up your powerpoint creation skills. Powerpoint presentations are becoming a crucial part of productivity, this is because you need to be good at making powerpoint presentations to be able to easily sell your ideas to a group of intellectuals who may be virtually or physically present. Powerpoint presentations sure has more benefits that just a tools for selling ideas, students, lectures, employers, employees, doctors etc rely on powerpoint tools for one reason or the other. You have nothing to loose, read Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 basic tutorial Just the Steps for DUMmIES

Advertisement

Loading...
 
 | 
 | 
Policy
 | 
Pejoweb © 2021