How to find out breast cancer

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How to detect breast cancer? 

Breast cancer occurs when malignant tumours grow in the breast and start affecting other tissues in the body.  There are no clear indications how tumours of breast cancer are created but it is observed that cancerous cells occur from the glands or ducts.


Why is screening important?

Women should massage the breast and check for any lumps, it might be quite a long time before a cancerous cell gets big enough to feel it.  It is best to approach the doctors to do screening tests or diagnosis.


Signs and symptoms breast cancer 

– Lumps in the underarms and in the    breast – Scaling of the skin of the nipple and of    the breast – Redness in the skin of the nipple and of     the breast – Changes in the size of the breast – Nipple discharge


Aging – risk of breast cancer

Actually, all women are at risk to understand how to find out breast cancer because breast cancer keeps increasing with the presence of few risk factors that are already part of the natural cycle such as aging. 


Breast cancer  other risk factors  

Family history also plays a vital role as it affects the prognosis in heredity. Women who got their periods before 12 years old and who gave birth or not after 30 years old are more likely to develop breast cancer. So, try to sleep 7-8 hours at night. 


Overcoming the risks of breast cancer

Women have to decrease their consumption of alcoholic drinks, quit smoking, maintain a healthy diet, stay away from exposure to harmful chemicals, exercise every day and decrease the use of birth control pills to overcome the development of breast cancer.


Decreasing the breast cancer risks 

Breastfeeding decreases breast cancer development.  Another avenue of Vitamin A shows to be effective in decreasing the risk of breast cancer as phytoestrogens which can be found in Vitamin C, Vitamin E and soya are linked to fight breast cancer.


Early stages of detection

Most women will find out breast cancer in the initial stages and get a comprehensive treatment whereas others require certain types of surgery to remove the tumour.  It is better to do daily self-examinations along with annual check-ups and mammogram tests. 


Treatments of breast cancer 

The treatment after finding out the breast cancer depends on the type of breast cancer and how advanced it is, a doctor might need to examine further and recommend other types of treatment, either before or after surgery, or sometimes both.


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