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Breast Cancer: Everything You Need To Know

About


Breast cancer is a type of cancer that forms in the cells of the breast.


As per American Cancer Society, more than 40,000 women were expected to die from the disease. [1]


- Requires a medical diagnosis
- Requires breast exams, mammogram, ultrasound, MRI and sample testing for diagnosis
- Affects only women


Breast cancer forms in either the lobules or the ducts of the breast. There are two types: invasive cancer (cancer that spread from breast ducts of glands to other parts of breast) and noninvasive cancer (cancer doesn’t spread from the original tissue). Too much hormonal changes, change in lifestyle and environmental factors increase the risk of breast cancer.


Ages Affected: Those aged between 14-40 years are rarely affected while those above 40 years of age are commonly affected.


Symptoms


- A lump in the breast or tissue thickening that feels different than surrounding tissue and has developed recently
- Breast pain and swelling in all parts of breasts
- Bloody discharge from nipple and an inverted nipple
- Changes in the appearance of the skin on your breasts
- A lump of swelling under your arm


Treatment


Self-Care: You might be asked to continue with gentle exercise, managing stress and getting into some action to keep yourself emotionally happy.
Surgery: Your doctor might perform surgeries like lumpectomy, mastectomy, and sentinel node biopsy.
Specialists: At mfine, you can connect with specialists who would guide you better about this disease and would offer you a holistic treatment program.

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