Symptoms of Breast Cancer


There’s a simple rule to follow when trying to figure out if you have symptoms that are linked to breast cancer:

‘If you have a lump get checked out. If you don’t have a lump get checked out’

An Inflamed Breast

You mightn’t know this, but many women have lumps in their breasts. In most cases these are benign lumps (that means they are not cancerous), cysts or just bumps that don’t cause any harm over time. Reasons for having a lump can include age, health, family history or diet and many other signs that can lead to a non-harmful lump surfacing. When you do feel any sort of lump, then you really have to go and get it checked.

Lumps aren’t the only common symptoms of breast cancer though. There are many other noticeable changes that can be just as harmless as a lump but shouldn’t go unnoticed. The main things you dhould be looking out for are:

Shape

If you notice an unusual change in the shape of one breast compared to the other, this could be a sign. Consult your doctor for more information and to arrange a scanning.

Nipple

If the either nipple has become mishapen, dsicoloured or even become inverted, these are very strong signs that you could be at risk of breast cancer. Do not hesitate to get checked out in this instance.

Blood

It may seem obvious, but some might just ignore this. However, you should always consult a doctor if you begin to bleed out of your nipples or anywhere that is not normal too for that matter.

Rashes

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Swelling

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In the majority of cases, when any of these symptoms pop up, it will be a benign symptom that won’t cause harm. But it is majorly important that you make sure this is the case by getting it checked out.

Breast cancer is like prostate cancer in males in that it can be easily checked on and treated at an early stage. There shouldn’t be a sense of pride about getting checked out either. It always better to be safe than sorry and the only way to be safe is by making an appointment with your GP. They know all the signs to look out for that can put your mind at ease and will always give a more thorough check than you’d be able to do on your own.