Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the TRNC, and the world, amongst women however men can also be diagnosed with this.
Most women diagnosed with breast cancer are over the age of 50, but younger women can also get breast cancer.
About 1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime.
There’s a good chance of recovery if it is detected at an early stage.
This is why Tulips advocate that it is vital for women (and men) check their breasts regularly for any changes and always have any changes checked by a doctor.
Symptoms of Breast Cancer
Breast cancer can have several symptoms, but the first noticeable change is usually a lump or area of thickened tissue.
Most breast lumps are not cancerous, but it is always advisable to have them checked by professional.
You should have your breasts checked by a doctor if you notice any of the following symptoms:
A change in the size of shape of one or both breasts
A discharge from either of your nipples, which may be streaked with blood
A lump or swelling in either of your armpits
Dimpling on the skin or your breasts
A rash on or around your nipple
A change in the appearance of your nipple ie becoming sunken into your breast
Remember, most women survive breast cancer if it is detected early.
If you ignore it you are giving it a chance to spread and infect other parts of your body.
If this happens, it is known as secondary, or metastatic, breast cancer.
If you are diagnosed with breast cancer please contact Tulips
- we are here to advise and help