12 Signs of Breast Cancer: What to Look Out For

The Worldwide

Breast Cancer

campaign is designed to help women identify any changes in their breasts, such as nipple shape, size, texture and discharge. The campaign uses a box of lemons to represent the 12 signs that all women should be aware of, as certain changes in the breast may be early signs of breast cancer. Knowing what these changes look and feel like can help people access the right treatment as soon as possible.Women are usually the first to detect breast cancer, either through self-examination (25%) or by accident (18%). Mammograms can also detect

breast cancer

early, often before it can be felt and possibly before it has spread.

It is important to know any personal or family history of breast cancer and talk about it with a doctor. Breast lumps, dimples and nipple retraction are some of the signs represented in the campaign, which will then highlight what you should feel during the breast exam, what you should do if you are concerned about something you find and the importance of getting regular mammograms.It is possible to be diagnosed with a benign breast lump, but “don't worry”, says breast surgeon Mr. Simon Marsh. “Benign lumps are not cancerous and can usually be left alone safely.

A monthly breast self-exam can help identify irregularities and detect cancer in its early stages. This procedure takes images from different angles around the breast and converts them into a three-dimensional image. The most common symptom of breast cancer is a new lump or mass (although most breast lumps are not cancerous).Knowing the 12 signs and symptoms of breast cancer can help patients have more confidence to report a persistent and unusual breast change early. To ensure an early diagnosis, it is important to recognize any changes in the breast and to ask your doctor any questions.

A hard, painless mass with irregular edges is more likely to be cancerous, but breast cancers can also be soft, round, tender, or even painful. Only two out of five (42%) are confident in recognizing changes in the breasts that could be a sign of cancer and 25% think that a lump is the only sign of breast cancer.Mammography is one of the few types of cancer for which there is an effective screening test. Lump formation can vary widely and doesn't always indicate cancer, especially if it feels the same in both breasts. It's helpful for people to be aware of how their breasts feel so they can get used to the regular changes that occur.Early detection is key when it comes to treating

breast cancer


Knowing the 12 signs and symptoms can help you identify any changes in your breasts that may indicate something more serious. If you notice any unusual changes or have any concerns about your breasts, it's important to speak with your doctor as soon as possible.

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