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A lump is not the only sign of Breast Cancer


Although a lump is the most common sign of breast cancer, there are actually other warning signs you need to know about. Also, some of these warning signs are visual changes that cannot be felt.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The warning signs of breast cancer include;⠀⠀ 1. Lump, hard knot or thickening inside the breast or underarm area.⠀⠀ 2. Swelling, warmth, redness or darkening of the breast.⠀⠀ 3. Change in the size or shape of the breast.⠀⠀ 4. Dimpling or puckering of the skin.⠀⠀ 5. Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple.⠀⠀ 6. Pulling in of the nipple or other parts of the breast.⠀⠀ 7. Nipple discharge that starts suddenly.⠀⠀ 8. New pain in one spot of the breast that does not go away.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ In most cases, these changes may not be cancer, however if you experience any of the above, see your healthcare provider immediately.⠀⠀ Also, if you’ve had a benign lump in the past, don’t assume a new lump will also be benign. The new lump may not be breast cancer, but it’s best to make sure.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Ladies, ensure you do your regular breast checks. Remember, early detection and treatment saves lives.⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Don't Keep This To Yourself⠀⠀ Share With Your Friends⠀⠀ You May Be Saving A Life⠀⠀

⠀⠀ Source: Susan G Komen⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 


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