Health awareness: 3 Ways to Detect Breast Cancer, Symptoms


It is pertinent that you take regular checks on your breasts to ensure early detection of lumps or pains because the breast tissue is one of the most heavily hormone-influenced tissues in the body. Because of the fluctuations in hormone levels that occur during a reproductive cycle, it is common for women to experience breast pain or tenderness. Staying vigilant regarding breast health and any suspicious changes cannot be over-stressed.


  1. Early Detection:  this can mean the difference between survival and death. The tricky part about breast cancer is that it can present in a variety of forms, ranging from a painless increase in breast size to lumps and ulcers. While mammographic screenings using X-rays have proven to be a breakthrough diagnostic tool for breast cancer patients in recent years, the importance of self-examination for early detection cannot be denied. Nearly 20% of all cases of breast cancer are detected on self-exams In addition, several cases of breast cancer come to attention during routine activities like taking a bath, applying deodorant, or idle scratching. By doing regular self-check-ups, you remain one step ahead of any worrying developments.

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  1.  Imaging Tests Find Breast Cancer:  Different tests can be used to look for and diagnose breast cancer. If your doctor finds an area of concern on a screening test (a mammogram), or if you have symptoms that could mean breast cancer, you will need more tests to know for sure if it’s cancer.
  2. Biopsy: A biopsy is done when mammograms, other imaging tests, or a physical exam shows a breast change that may be cancer. A biopsy is the only way to know for sure if it’s cancer. 


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