Breast cancer is a serious health issue that affects millions of women around the world. While some of the symptoms of breast cancer are well-known, there are many hidden symptoms that can be difficult to detect. In this article, we will discuss the hidden symptoms of breast cancer, as well as how to detect them and what to do if you suspect you may have breast cancer.One of the most common hidden symptoms of breast cancer is a lump in the breast or armpit. This lump may be small and hard to feel, but it can be an indication of a more serious problem.
If you notice a lump in your breast or armpit, it is important to see your doctor right away for further testing. Other signs of breast cancer include one breast that looks different from the other, a rash or thick, red or dimpled skin like an orange, skin sores, breast swelling, and small, hard lymph nodes that may be stuck together or stuck to the skin. Pain in one spot is also a symptom of breast cancer.Swollen lymph nodes near the armpit or collarbone can also occur with breast cancer. If you notice any swollen lymph nodes, it is important to see your doctor right away for further testing.
Itchy nipples are also common and usually get better on their own or with anti-itch creams. However, if they persist or worsen, it is important to see your doctor.Mammograms are an important tool for detecting breast cancer. They can detect impalpable, benign or malignant areas that require further investigation. The NHS Breast Screening Program is designed to detect small abnormal areas within the breast that can be treated with minimal monitoring.
For every 200 women who undergo screening mammograms between the ages of 50 and 70, only 15 will be diagnosed with
breast cancer, 12 of whom will survive.It is important for all women over 40 to get mammograms regularly as part of their routine healthcare. Practice nurses should encourage all patients of eligible age to undergo their routine NHS breast exam; acceptance of these invitations varies by country and, in slums, acceptance is very low. All women treated in primary care should be urged to have their breasts checked regularly, once a month after a period is sufficient.Inflammatory
breast cancer(IBC) is rare and accounts for only 1 to 5% of all breast cancers. Although it is a type of invasive ductal carcinoma, its symptoms, prognosis and treatment are different.
IBC causes symptoms of breast inflammation such as swelling and redness because cancer cells block lymphatic vessels in the skin and make the breasts appear swollen. A picture of the breast may be taken to help record the amount of redness and swelling before treatment begins.In inflammatory
breast cancer, cancer cells block the breast's lymphatic ducts which normally drain excess fluid. However, a discharge from a single duct that is brown or bloody and spontaneous in color should be further investigated as it may be a sign of early changes in the breast.Women whose
breast cancercells have hormone receptors are likely to benefit from treatment with hormone therapy drugs. MRIs are primarily used in patients with a diagnosis of
breast cancer, and there are not enough machines to perform generalized screening tests.If you experience any intractable breast problems such as nipple bleeding (not related to sports bras), it is important to mention this symptom to your doctor at your next visit.
Breast Cancer Care has published some great brochures that can be downloaded for free and can also be ordered in all languages (see Resources for more information).The SEER database tracks the relative survival rates of 5-year