Breast Cancer: Here's you should know about this type of cancer

Breast cancer usually occur to women over 40, but apart from the age, there are various other factors that can cause this type of cancer. Find out the symptoms and other things about breast cancer below.
Breast Cancer: Here's you should know about this type of cancerBreast Cancer: Here's you should know about this type of cancer
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Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and the second most common cause of cancer deaths in women. Breast cancer mostly happens to women, but the chances of happening it to men are there, although it's rare but there's a possibility. Earlier detection, improved treatments and public awareness can improve the survival rates of breast cancer. As per research, every 1 in 8 women gets diagnosed with breast cancer. And the risk of breast cancer increases for women over the age of 40.

 

Not much is spoken about this publically, and if you are someone who has little or no knowledge about breast cancer and how it occurs then here are a few things that you should know about breast cancer right away. 

Also Read: Breast cancer: Can emotional stress increase the risk?

 

It's not a single disease:

 

There are vivid types of breast cancer, which grow in different parts of the breast. This disease isn't the same for every woman and is diagnosed at different stages and grow at different rates. Breast cancer treatment is different from person to person, what works best for one person may not be beneficial for another. 

 

Things that can cause breast cancer:

Understanding and knowing the causes of breast cancer is essential too. Heavy alcohol consumption, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, high-dose radiation to the chest, two or more relatives (mother, sister, daughter) with breast cancer diagnosed at an early age, dense breasts, high intake of red meat and poor diet can cause breast cancer. 

Breast changes to watch:

Here are the changes that you must observe. And if you notice these changes then seeing a doctor is a must. If you observe a lump in or near your breast or under your arm, changes in the size or shape of your breast, bulging of the skin, inverted nipple, rash, swelling, and nipple discharge. Most lumps in the breast are not cancerous, and these are not the only parameters that confirm you have cancer. They aware you and you should visit the doctor after you notice these changes.

A lump doesn't always mean cancer:

Finding a lump in the breast is the most recognised sign of breast cancer. But mostly those lumps are benign or non-cancerous. A lump in the breast may also be due to normal breast changes, but if you do notice anything, visiting a doctor is a must. 

Visit the right doctor:

If you find out that you have breast cancer, then visiting the correct doctor is quite essential. You should always take a second opinion and make sure you are seeing the right specialists for your type of cancer. The medical specialists you see should be well versed on all the new treatments. 

Ask questions:

When you visit the doctor, ask all the questions you have in mind. Don't bother about what the other person will think or feel. It's okay to ask whatever you have in mind. You should clear all your doubts without any hesitation.

Lifestyle matters:

Leading a healthy lifestyle can help lower your risk of breast cancer. Consuming a healthy diet, exercising, limiting alcohol and maintaining a healthy weight is a key to staying healthy.  However, the most significant risk factors for developing the disease remains to be a woman and getting older.

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