Breast cancer, like all cancers, is made up of abnormal cells that proliferate uncontrollably. These cells may also travel to areas of your body where they are not normally found. When this occurs, the cancer is said to be metastatic.
What is Breast Cancer?
Breast cancer usually begins in the glands that produce milk (called lobular carcinoma) or in the ducts that transport it to the nipple (called ductal carcinoma). It can spread from your breast to nearby lymph nodes or through your bloodstream to other organs. Cancer can spread to the tissue surrounding your breasts, such as your skin or chest wall.
Breast cancers grow and spread at different rates. Others grow and spread quickly, while some take years to spread beyond your breast.
Who is affected by breast cancer?
Men can develop breast cancer, but they account for less than 1% of all cases. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women, after skin cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer death, after lung cancer.
Breast cancer affects one out of every eight women at some point in her life. Over the age of 55, two-thirds of breast cancer patients are diagnosed. The majority of the others range in age from 35 to 54.
Breast cancer, thankfully, is highly treatable if caught early. Localized cancer (cancer that hasn’t spread beyond your breast) is usually curable before it spreads. Meet Dr Donald Babu for cancer treatment who is the best Breast cancer doctor in Kalyan
Breast Cancer Symptoms
Symptoms of breast cancer include:
-A lump or thickened area in or near your breast or underarm that lasts the entire period
-A mass or lump, even if it appears to be as small as a pea
-Breasts that have changed in size, shape, or curve
-The nipple discharge can be bloody or clear.
-Changes in the skin of your breasts or nipples. It could be dimpled, puckered, scaly, or inflamed.
-The presence of red skin on your nipples or breasts
-changes to the shape or location of your nipple
-A distinct area on either breast from the others.
A blemish the size of marble beneath your skin