Breast Cancer is one of the most common cancers that occur in women but did you know it could occur in men too? Yes it does, although it is rare,it can happen in men.
How can you tell if you possibly have breast cancer?
There are a few signs and symptoms that may point towards the possibility of having breast cancer, you’ll find some of them listed below:
Lump or Lumps in your breast or armpit: Any lump(s) in your breast(s) or lumps in your armpit that don’t disappear over time,may be symptoms of breast cancer and should be checked at the hospital to rule out the possibility of breast cancer. Not all lumps eventually turn out to be breast cancer so don’t panic.
Changes in the appearance of your breast: Any noticeable changes in the appearance of your breast such as changes in size or shape, any forming of dimples on the skin over the breast should not be taken for granted.
Nipple discharge: Any nipple discharge, especially if bloody in nature should raise suspicion for breast cancer and be checked at a hospital as soon as possible.
The skin over your breast begins to resemble the skin of an orange: This should not be ignored as it can be a sign of inflammatory breast cancer.
Changes in the nipple or skin surrounding the nipple: such as the skin around your nipple becoming unusually scaly or starting to peel or the nipple becoming inverted (pointing inwards instead of outwards), should be checked at a hospital.
What steps can you take to reduce your risk for breast cancer or have it detected on time?
-Regular breast self exam to enable any abnormal changes in the breast to be detected early enough (see video below).
– Regular breast cancer screening exercise, Women 40years and above should begin regular screening mammograms (x-ray picture of the breast) for early detection of breast cancer.
– Healthy diet
– Regular exercise
The key to fighting cancer is to detect it early and nip it in the bud before it begins to spread to other parts of the body. Many preventable deaths have occurred due to cancer, don’t be a victim, Join the fight against cancer today.