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Do You Know The Symptoms of Breast Cancer?

Do you know the symptoms of breast cancer?

Remember, women diagnosed at the earliest stage of breast cancer are more likely to survive the disease compared to those diagnosed at the advanced stages.

There are some symptoms associated with the disease that you should be aware of.

If you are experiencing any or all of these symptoms you should see your doctor immediately.

  1. A change in the shape and size of a breast.

  2. A change in the shape of the nipple, especially if it becomes inverted.

  3. Dimpling of the skin of the breast (like an orange peel)

  4. A lump or thickening in the breast.

  5. A swelling or lump in the armpit, around the breast area and collarbone.

  6. Nipple discharge

  7. A rash or crusting of the nipple or surrounding area.

Early detection results in simpler, more effective treatment and saves lives.

Women should do monthly breast self examinations.

Women should do regular clinical breast examinations

If over 40, it is recommended that women have an annual screening mammogram.

Speak to your doctor about this.

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