Breast Cancer Awareness
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women with 40,610 deaths yearly as per research. October is breast cancer awareness month. Every October, people all over the world show their support for everyone affected by breast cancer.
What is Breast Cancer?
Breast cancer is a condition in which the cells of the breast grow out of control. In Breast cancer, cells become malignant that spread in the body and that several tests determine the type of breast cancer.
The three main components of a breast are lobules, ducts, and connective tissue. The milk-producing glands are known as lobules. The milk is transported from the breast to the nipple via the ducts, which are tubes. Connective tissue, which is made up of fibrous and fatty tissue, holds everything together. Breast cancer can begin in a number of locations within the breast. Breast cancer typically begins in the ducts or lobules of the breast.
Some of the indications and symptoms of breast cancer are as follows:
1. A lump or enlargement in the breast that isn’t the same size or shape as the rest of the breast
2. The size, shape, and appearance of the breast change.
3. Dimpling is an alteration in the skin around the breasts, for example.
4. A nipple that has inverted recently
5. The skin around the nipple (areola) or breast skin peels, scales, crusts, or flakes.
6. Like the skin of an orange, the skin over your breasts is reddish or pitted.
What causes Breast Cancer
According to breast cancer specialists, breast cancer occurs when some breast cells begin to grow abnormally. These cells proliferate and expand at a higher rate than healthy cells, resulting in a lump or mass. Breast cancer cells can travel to your lymph nodes or other parts of your body (metastasize).
Cells in the milk-producing ducts are the most common cause of breast cancer (invasive ductal carcinoma). Breast cancer can start in the glandular tissue of the breast called lobules, as well as other cells or tissues (invasive lobular carcinoma).
Hormonal, lifestyle, and environmental factors have all been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, according to research. However, it’s unclear why some people develop cancer despite having no risk factors, while others who do have risk factors never do.
Breast cancer is probably certainly caused by a complex interaction between your genetic makeup and the environment you live in. Breast cancer is estimated to be due to hereditary in about 5% to 10% of cases, with faulty genes being passed down from parent to kid.
When should you consult a physician?
Even if your last mammography was normal, make an appointment with a breast cancer doctor straight once if you feel a lump or other change in your breast.