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EARLY SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF BREAST CANCER

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Cancer is one problem we are facing in our world right now. Breast cancer is a type of cancer that is damaging many lives in our world. There are some early signs of breast cancer we can watch out for to help save lives.

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EARLY SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF BREAST CANCER

1. LUMP UNDER YOUR ARM

This is mostly the first sign of breast cancer. These lumps usually don’t go away and are most times very painful. Although, some lumps in the breast or underarm may be non cancerous.

EARLY SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF BREAST CANCER

2. SWELLING IN THE ARMPIT

This swelling usually indicates that the cancer has spread to other parts of the body and also to the lymph nodes.

3. CHANGES IN THE NIPPLE

There are some changes that happen to the nipple that may be associated with breast cancer. These changes include: burning sensation in the nipple, itching in the nipple, sores begin to appear on the nipple, you begin to feel pain in the nipple, you begin to experience unusual discharge from the nipple and this discharge may be bloody, colourless, brown or yellow.

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EARLY SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF BREAST CANCER

4. SKIN IRRITATION

You begin to experience unusual irritation, itchiness, rash and swelling on the breast.

5. ENLARGEMENT OF ONE BREAST

This is another sign of breast cancer. You usually notice that one breast becomes larger than the other one.

6. WEIGHT LOSS AND POOR APPETITE

This is another sign of breast cancer. You may begin to experience lack of appetite for food and which may later result to a loss in weight.

7. VISIBLE VEINS ON THE BREAST

You begin to notice unusual veins on the breast which may be very green and very visible.

These are few signs of breast cancer that you can watch out for. Remember to always visit your doctor if you notice any or all of these symptoms.

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