What is Breast Cancer?
Breast cancer is the cancer that originates from breast cells mutating, multiplying, and forming a tumor. It mainly occurs in women and rarely in men.
Common signs of breast cancer
- lumps in the breast
- bloody discharge from the nipple
- changes in the shape or texture of the nipple or breast.
Signs & Symptoms
We can go for a diagnosis for breast cancer if we notice following symptoms in the breast
Swelling in the breast area of any women can be a sign of breast cancer.
If you are facing any kind of discharge from the nipple, you should see your doctor.
One can go for diagnosis if she notices dimpling in the breast.
Inward nipples can be a alert for anyone for the breast cancer.
If one feel swelling of pain in the under arm area then this can be a form of breast cancer.
If you feel skin changes in the breast area then this can be an alarming condition.
What You Should Know
About Breast Cancer
Breast cancer does not occur overnight. The body goes through different stages, and these can be accompanied with many changes that may not necessarily be obvious. Most of the signs that are commonly examined are physical. However, it is very important to recognize other symptoms that may occur even before the diagnosis such as changes in mood, emotions, and libido due to fluctuations in hormonal levels. The four main stages of breast cancer are explained below.
Treatment & side effects
All treatments for breast cancer cause side effects. Surgery can cause pain and lymphedema. Hormonal therapy can cause hot flashes, joint pain, and bone thinning. Chemotherapy can cause hair loss, diarrhea, neuropathy, fatigue, and mouth sores. Radiation therapy can cause alopecia, polyneuropathies, chronic itching, skin rashes, hypoplaquettose, vaginal dryness, itching, soreness, and peeling skin. Both radiation therapy and chemotherapy appear to cause loss of libido as well as vaginal dryness and/or stenosis.
Targeted therapies can cause side effects that are similar to chemotherapy, including vomiting, fatigue, and diarrhea. The good news is that most side effects can be treated and most ease after treatment is completed.
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