Breast Cancer is a type of cancer that is usually formed in the cells of the breasts. There is a chance that it is likely to take in place in women as compared to men but its occurrence is prevalent in both, males and females.
Symptoms of the Condition
– A lump in the breast that is different from the surrounding tissue
– Abnormal changes in the nipples. There can be a sudden invertedness seen in the nipples.
– Unusual changes, unwanted pains or signs
– Irregular discharge from the nipples which can be clear, yellow, green or even bloody.
– Variations in the size, shape, position or appearance of the breast
– Changes to the skin over the breast, such as dimpling
– Peeling, or flaking of the pigmented area of skin surrounding the areola
– Rashes or redness of the skin over your breast
Risk Factors of Breast Cancer
- A history of breast cancer gives greater exposure to the problem. In cases, the problem of breast cancer can be hereditary
- Females are more known to be targeted by the problem of Breast Cancer in comparison to men.
- Being obese and overweight intensifies the danger of having breast cancer.
- The risk of breast cancer keeps increasing as you keep ageing. Increasing age is directly proportional to the risk of having cancer.
- Conceiving at a later age in life increases the chances of the women developing the problem of breast cancer. Thus, it is essential that a woman conceives her first baby before the age of 28-30
- Breast cancer is likely in girls that have the onset of periods at a very early age whereas, it is also likely in a woman that experience menopause later in life. It is very important that both, menarche and menopause happen at the right age.
However, Dr. Rita Bakshi, Senior Gynaecologist and IVF Expert, International Fertility Centre tells that Breast Cancer can happen to anybody and everybody. Thus, it is very essential that all women to go in for Breast Self-Examination by their selves at home. This shall help in identifying any abnormal changes or development of lumps in the breasts. This method helps in recognizing the problem even before the test can identify it.
However, if any unusual pain, sign or changes are seen in the breasts, it is very essential that the woman communicates and consults her doctor immediately. It is advised that woman goes for Mammography or Breast Ultrasound after this.
In conversation with Dr. Rita Bakshi, Senior Gynaecologist and IVF Expert, International Fertility Centre