Breast Cancer Symptoms Explained

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Breast cancer may present with any one or more of the following symptoms. Sometimes there may be no symptoms, and sometimes other disease conditions may cause similar symptoms. 

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Symptoms may be due to local or distant spread.

Local spread may cause:

  • A new thickening or lump in the breast or in the underarm area
  • An asymmetrical change in the shape or size of the breasts.
  • Nipple discharge, flattening, inversion, or dimpling.

Distant spread may cause:

  • Chest pain, cough, breathlessness
  • Bone pain
  • Blurry vision, headache or seizures.
  • Jaundice

Most common sites of spread of breast cancer are bone, brain, liver and lung

To further understand the disease in a better way, have a look at the video below where CancerBro meets Mrs. Brooks who is a 55 years old lady who has recently being diagnosed with breast cancer

If any of the above symptoms are present, further investigations may be required to diagnose and stage the disease.

Breast cancer screening is recommended for every woman, and even earlier if there are risk factors present for breast cancer.

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