5 Warning Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer in Women – Knowinsecond

5 Warning Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer in Women

Breast Cancer is Ductal Carcinoma which begins in the lining of the milk ducts, thin tubes that carry milk from the lobules of the breast to the nipple.

The warning signs and symptoms of breast cancer are not same for all women and if you have the signs don’t panic, many changes in the breast are normal, consult your doctor and here we have mentioned.

5 Warning Signs of Breast Cancer that you should know:

#1 Lump on Breast:

Every woman has different breasts, different sizes, shapes and with various types of lumps that may come and go, what is normal for you may not be your friend’s normal.  The most common sign of breast cancer is lump.

Some women have naturally lumpy breasts that come and go with menstrual period. This can be totally normal as breast tissue responds to women body’s hormones, this cause in some women feeling of tenderness or lumpiness in breasts around the time of menstrual period.

If the lump or change on breast goes away after the menstrual period is over, chances are it is nothing to worry about breast cancer. If a new lump or area of thickened tissue is noticed in either breast, that was not present before, attention should be given on it and the consultation from doctor is advised.

#2 Change of Skin Texture over Breast:

One of the common sign of breast cancer is skin changes over that area. Injury, irritation or infection can caused increased blood flow and the build –up of white blood cells in the body’s tissues. This typically results in warmth or redness signs that look like infection.

Inflammatory breast cancer though rare, is a particularly invasive and aggressive type of cancer. This breast cancer may present with symptoms similar to an infection in the breasts like skin redness.
This is caused by cancer cells blocking lymph vessels in the skin. A change in skin texture including puckering or dimpling, the skin looks and feels like orange peel and thickening can be sign of breast cancer.

#3 Change in Size and Shape of Breast:

Change in size and shape of breast in breast cancer is caused by tumour or uncontrollable growth of cancer cells that can distort the shape and size of breast. Medical expertise from the doctor is advised in such case.

#4 Inverted Nipple:

Some women naturally have inverted nipples which is absolutely normal and fine because everyone is breast are different but if one of your nipple suddenly starts to be pulled inwards or changes its shape or position in any way then it could be a warning signs of breast cancer that you should not ignore.

#5 Swelling in the Arm Pit:

The last common sign of breast cancer is swelling in the arm pit. As we mentioned before lumps are the most common sign of breast cancer but they don’t always appear in the breast. Breast tissue can also be found under the armpits and up to the collar bone. If an unusual swelling on armpits are noticed, it is time to see your doctor for the best explanation.

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