Knowing how your breasts feel and look in general is the first important step to breast health. Breast cancer detected at an early stage can be cured. Early detection of breast cancer leads to better chances of successful treatment. To detect changes in your breast you can go for self-breast examination. But screening tests help to detect breast cancer more easily in the early stages.
One of the most common symptoms of breast cancer is a lump or mass. Breast cancers can be tender or soft but mostly they feel like painless mass with irregular edges. If you feel that there is a breast lump or mass growing, get it checked immediately. A health care professional can go for better diagnosis procedure to detect whether it's cancer or not. Here is the list of some other early signs and symptoms of breast cancer that most women go through:
The signs and symptoms of breast cancer are not only seen near the breast area but it can also spread to the lymph nodes or near the collar bone. If you see your lymph nodes swelling or you feel a lump near the collar bone, it can be a sign of breast cancer.
Hence it's important to conduct an occasional self-examination of breast cancer to detect early symptoms.
For further information about breast cancer and other cancer types, consult Dr. Shiva Kumar Uppala. He is one of the finest cancer specialists in India who has treated several cancer patients and helped them live a healthy life.