It is important to be very aware of how your breasts look and feel, and to be aware of any changes in your breasts. Annual screening is important for breast cancer detection, but research shows that 40% of women diagnosed with breast cancer self-diagnose their tumors. Many women notice the first signs of breast cancer while doing everyday activities such as bathing or applying deodorant. The most common symptom of breast cancer is a lump in the breast or armpit, but there are many warning signs of breast cancer that you should look out for.
Early warning sign – BBN
A mass in the breast or armpit is the most common symptom and is often described as a lump or lump. The lump may feel soft, rubbery, or hard. Unless you have small breasts, the lump is unlikely to be visible.
Dimples or bruises on the breast
Scales on nipples
Redness or peeling of the skin
Discharge from the nipple (not breast milk)
Changes in the nipple (inversion, retraction, retraction)
Ulcers on the breast or nipple
Skin thickening (orange peel texture)
Swelling of all or part of the breast
Constant pain in the chest area
Enlarged lymph nodes in the armpit
It is important to note that you should not ignore the symptoms because you do not feel pain. Pain is not the main symptom of breast cancer. If you have symptoms that concern you, see your doctor right away.