Breast Cancer Meaning, Facts, Symptoms, and Diagnosis

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Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer that affects women after skin cancer. The spreading breast cancer first affects tissues around the breasts like skin and chest walls and then slowly moves to other organs of the body. Here explain some important facts, symptoms, and diagnosis.

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Breast Cancer: Meaning, Facts, Symptoms, and Diagnosis

An Overview of Breast Cancer:

An Overview of Breast C ancer Cancer occurs when abnormal cells uncontrollably multiply in number. Breast cancer occurs when abnormal cells grow uncontrollably in the breasts. Lobular carcinoma is the gland that produces milk and ductal carcinoma are the glands that carry milk to nipples. Cancer cells damaging healthy breast tissues travel to lymph nodes under the arms and also start moving to other organs of the body through the bloodstream. The spreading breast cancer first affects tissues around the breasts like skin and chest walls and then slowly moves to other organs of the body.

Some Facts Related to Breast Cancer:

Some Facts R elated to Breast C ancer Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer that affects women after skin cancer. After lung cancer, it is also the leading cause of deaths due to cancer About two-thirds of women affected by breast cancer are 55 years and above If breast cancer is detected in the initial stages, before it has spread to adjoining parts, then the outcomes improve substantiallly

Common Symptoms of Breast Cancer:

Common Symptoms of Breast C ancer Change in size, shape and curve of the breast Development of lump or a thickened area in or near the breast Retraction or inversion of the nipples Clear or bloody discharge from nipples Red skin on the entire breast

Diagnostic Tests:

Diagnostic Tests There are renowned breast cancer doctors in Delhi , Mumbai, Kolkata and other urban areas who can treat breast cancer. However, diagnostic tests are important for accurate diagnosis Some tests that are usually requested are: Mammogram Ultrasound

Conclusion:

Conclusion The early detection and appropriate treatment by specialists is of paramount importance in achieving good outcomes. It would be advisable to consult at a good centre with availability of specialists from the field of oncology (surgical, medical and radiation) for timely and accurate management.

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