Breast Cancer 101: Signs and Symptoms

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Hello, lovelies~ Today, I wanted to continue the series of 'Breast Cancer 101' and talk about the signs and symptoms that usually occur when someone has breast cancer. With this post, I hope everyone out there will pay more attention to their health and go see their doctor should they encounter one or more of these symptoms. So, let's start!

The common symptoms of breast cancer are:
  • a lump on either breasts that persists even after the menstruation cycle is over
  • a lump or swelling on the armpits
  • Changes in breast shape
  • Dimpling on the surface the breast skin (like an orange's skin)
  • Discharge (or fluid) coming out of the nipple
  • Pain on either breast not related to menstruation
For better understanding of each of the symptoms, you can refer to the picture down below. These are taken from http://www2.breastcancercare.org.uk/sites/default/files/ybyh_throughout_2011.pdf


So, I hope this post gives a better understanding on how the symptoms of breast cancer would be like. It can start from a very small lump and develops into a worse condition. I hope everybody checks their breasts at least once every month for lumps. I'll see you later~ ^_^

Additional information from Sarah:
there's another informative web:
http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-self-exam

I found that web from this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8Yw9KEJvjo
check if you have time :)

Reference
1. Breast Cancer Signs & Symptoms. http://www.webmd.com/breast-cancer/guide/overview-breast-cancer
2. Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer. http://www.cancer.ca/Canada-wide/About%20cancer/Types%20of%20cancer/Signs%20and%20symptoms%20of%20breast%20cancer.aspx?sc_lang=EN

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3 comments

  1. thank you for sharing this :)
    i hope many women become more aware about breast cancer and take actions before it's too late.

    p.s: pas buka dashboard aku kaget liat gambarnya. hehe ^ ^'

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  2. waw thankiu banget infonya. Serem banget sama breast cancer ini >.<

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  3. Adel, gambarnya boobies yah soalnya. ^_^

    My Lovely Sister, your welcome, makanya selagi bisa diprevent, harus cek tiap bulan nih at least.

    Sarah, thanks for the additional links, coming up next itu emang self breast examination koq ^_^

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