identifying the signs of breast cancer
Copyright 2005 Anne Wolski

Breast cancer is the most accepted type of cancer in women and the leading statement of cancer deaths.

Every woman’s breasts are altered so it is big for each alone woman to be accepted with her breasts in adjustment to apperceive any peculiarities.

Unfortunately, the early stages of breast cancer may not accept any symptoms. This is why it is big to chase screening recommendations. As a tumor grows in size, it can produce a array of symptoms including:

* lump or thickening in the breast or underarm * chicken feed in size or shape of the breast * nipple discharge or nipple turning entering * redness or scaling of the skin or nipple * ridges or pitting of the breast skin

If you acquaintance these symptoms, it doesn’t necessarily beggarly you accept breast cancer, but you charge to be examined by a doctor.

Breast cancer is actual abnormal before age 20 and is seldom diagnosed in women younger than age 25. Former that age, the incidence rises steadily to grasp a top around the age of menopause. The percentage of access is lessened after menopause, but older women are still at increasing risk over age.

Although a specific statement for breast cancer has not been identified, there are risk factors that access the likelihood that a woman will advance a breast cancer. These risks accommodate:

* Maternal relative with breast cancer. * Women who alpha their menstruation early and/or action into early menopause, increasing the length of reproductive age, are at greater risk. * Fatness. Women who are overweight are at increased risk * Women who accept never had children are at greater risk. * Women who had their aboriginal child over age 30 are at greater risk. * Previous breast cancer. * Previous endometrial cancer.

Aside from the genetic predisposition, the accepted agency in abounding of these risks is increased endogenous estrogen exposure over a continued age.

It is recommended that women over 35 check their breasts monthly. However, it is again big that all women accomplish regular breast checks. Your doctor can appearance you how to effectively check your breasts. Any lump, regardless of size, should be reported to your doctor. Abounding of these lumps are simply fatty lumps or cysts but it is far bigger to be protected than sorry.

Catching breast cancer early makes a ample aberration in the type of treatment needed as able-bodied as the overall prognosis.

About the author:
Anne Wolski has worked within the health and welfare industry for added than 30 age. To beam abounding abundant health-related resources, action to

Originall posted January 5, 2012