Breast Cancer


One of the most common forms of cancer in women is breast cancer. Even though there are many awareness campaigns and information available on breast cancer, there are many misconceptions about it. Most women don’t understand if they are in the early stages and only get diagnosed later on.

Breast cancer takes place when cells around lobules grow abnormally and form lumps. The cancer cells grow unnaturally and spread to other body parts.

Did you know that both men and women can suffer from breast cancer?


If your family has a breast cancer history, there is a huge chance of you getting diagnosed as well. Inheriting cancer genes is a huge reason behind breast cancer. Plus, those who had other cancers before can easily develop this one as well. Older women are more at risk, especially those who started their period before 12 years of age.


Symptoms of breast cancer are tricky to identify. The most common trait is feeling lumps around the breast area. Most women don’t think they will suffer from it so they don’t check their breasts routinely. Even if you don’t check by yourself, get monthly doctor check-ups.

Breast cancer symptoms include:

  • Thick bumps or lumps in the breast
  • Breast changing shape
  • Pain and lumps in one breast only
  • Nipple pain
  • Nipple changing shape and discharging
  • Rash and pain in the armpit area
  • Breasts becoming red from pain
  • Pain in the breast area during non-menstruating days that refuses to leave

If you are facing any of these symptoms, book an appointment with a doctor as soon as you can. Doctors will use physical inspection, biopsy, mammogram, ultrasound, and sometimes MRI scans.

Then comes the hard part. If you are diagnosed with breast cancer, please know that whatever you may feel is normal and okay. Cancer news is never easy to receive. Consult your doctor on what are your best treatment options.

The treatment depends on what stage you’re in. After that surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy are possible options. Most of the time, removing the infected breast is suggested because it reduces cancer spreading chances to almost zero. Mastectomy can save your life.

There’s a misconception that a woman’s breast symbolizes her femininity. If removing something can save your life, you should consider it. Breast implantation for cancer survivors is also available.

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