Breast Cancer Symptom Basics

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There is a misconception that breast cancer most often affects women older than 50 years. More and more patients can be seen in oncology clinics, whose age has passed for nearly 30. In the treatment of malignant neoplasms important factor is time. The earlier the disease is detected, the sooner will begin  treatment , which means that the chances of a full recovery are increasing. That is why you need to know what the symptoms are for breast cancer.

At the initial stage of the outward symptoms of breast cancer disease absent. Often the woman is not even aware of the threat hanging over the health. The first symptoms of breast cancer can be seen, when the mechanism of the disease is already running. The main thing – not to lose time and time to see a mammologist. Promptly put the correct diagnosis of breast cancer and in time prescribed therapy can achieve more than 80% of the five-year survival rate of patients with breast cancer.

Seals in the mammary gland. One of the earliest signs of distress is a seal that can be felt on their own. Practice shows that 70-80% of all cases women were able to self-observe the first symptoms of breast cancer. Of course, among the most of the detected tumor is benign. But expert help – a doctor-mammalogy need anyway. It is strictly necessary to avoid self-treatment methods, for example, the use of cabbage leaf, an alcohol tincture of yarrow and celandine.

Discharge from the breast. With the advent of the tumor may begin discharge from the nipple. They are an important feature – they do not depend on the phase of the menstrual cycle. And if at first they do not worry too much, with time of discharge from the breast becomes larger. Sometimes a woman is forced to use special chest pad. Color selections can be anything – a transparent, bloody, yellow-green, with an admixture of pus. Soon there are wounds that are in advanced forms may become ulcerated lesions larger area. And in the process it involves not only the nipple, but the rest of the breast.

Changing the appearance of the breast. Without timely treatment to the doctor of the breasts begin to change, and how the color of the skin above the tumor lesions and skin structure. Skin tone in the breast can be from slightly pink to purple. In some cases, the breast can be seen peeling skin. Identify modifications to the breast can by doing a simple test. Raising his arms above his head, should pay attention to the skin. The appearance on the chest peculiar dimples indicates a problem. Besides breast may change shape. Flattened, elongated or another other form – breast cancer symptoms. Sometimes you can see nipple retraction. Moreover, the greater the damage, the more retracted nipple.

Swollen lymph nodes. The increase in the axillary lymph nodes, and pain on the affected side – a reason for immediate treatment to the doctor.

Initial symptoms of breast cancer are sometimes so insignificant that it is often the woman tends to rid himself of the idea of the seriousness of the situation. But over time, there are more severe symptoms of the disease, all of which are difficult to ignore.

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