Signs and Symptoms Of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer survival rate is high if the symptoms of this cancer are detected early. The first symptom of breast cancer is a lump in the breast. This lump feels unusual to other breast tissue and it is usually the first warning sign.

A considerable amount of women, over 70% only discover that they have breast cancer after they detect the lump.

A mammography is then conducted by a trained physician to confirm whether it is cancerous or not. The mammography is strictly an early warning test and early detection of the symptoms of breast cancer will aide in treatment and recovery.

Another sign of breast cancer is Paget's disease of the breast. This presents itself in the form of eczema like redness and flaking around the breast nipples. Intensified symptoms of Paget’s are ache around the breast, tingling, itching, increased feeling and burning.
Weight loss is another symptom. Inexplicable loss of weight is usually a symptom of ill health and a visit to the physician can detect the reasons behind it

Still another symptom is pain in other parts of the body. If the cancer metastasizes, it can spread to other parts of the body such as the bone, kidney, liver and other parts. For instance, one may experience pain in the joints which is actually a sign of breast cancer.

Other symptoms include the inversion of the nipples, changes in the size of the breast and unprompted discharges from one of the breast nipples. If you notice any of the above symptoms of breast cancers, it is recommended you consult your physician as soon as possible