According to the World Health Organisation, br east cancer is the top cancer plague affecting human beings and presently, over 2.5 million Nigerians (mostly women) have died from this cancer.
As with all other cancers, early detection is key to surviving. You should know that breast cancer has no symptoms during its early stages; however, there are noticeable signs.
A symptom is what only the individual having an ailment can know and feel. For example, a sick person can feel pain in the body or be get tired easily. A sharp pain in your br east, possibly with some tenderness, can be scary. It may have you wondering if it could be something serious. A breast lump is often the first thing that women and even men notice that spurs a visit to their doctor. Although breast cancer generally shows no symptoms in the early stage, timely detection can turn a story of breast cancer into a survivor’s tale.
Those are symptoms. A sign, on the other hand, is observable and can be identified by a doctor.
Here are 3 early signs of cancer:
The first and foremost sign is a usually painless lump in the br east or armpit. Some women experience this during their menstrual cycle; however, if it persists afterwards it could as well be a sign, an early one.
Br east shape or br east size changes: Any alteration in the texture, temperature, or size of the br east could be an early sign of br east cancer. When the cancer is approaching its advanced stages, a reddish and rough surface like an orange skin will be observed.
Nipple alterations like itching, dimpling, inversions are other early signs. Discharge from the nipples especially spontaneous and blood-stained ones should not be taken lightly either as well as scales on the nipples.
Please if you notice any of the above signs, don’t hesitate to see your doctor. Ladies have been known to have powerful intuitions, check with your doctor immediately.