October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This month, many organizations and NGOs are trying to raise awareness about this extremely dangerous disease. Awareness about the disease has increased among people, especially women, but a large number of women still do not know much about the disease.
Breast cancer is very common in women. Due to the increase in this disease, medicines and methods have been discovered to treat it, due to which the disease is diagnosed at an early stage and it can be prevented from progressing further. The more awareness there is about the disease, the better it will be for the patient's health, because if the symptoms are known, the doctor will be consulted immediately and the doctor will come to the facts through screening and tests and if the test results are positive. If so, the treatment can be started immediately and it can be controlled.
Here are four major symptoms of breast cancer.
Pain in the tip of the breast
Tilting or bending the tip of the breast inwards can be a sign of a cancerous lesion. Persistent and abnormal pain in the breast or its tip can also be a sign of breast cancer.
You do not have to feel any lumps on your breasts to see a doctor. Swelling in the chest or armpits can also be the first symptoms of the disease and they need a medical examination. Significance depends on the size of the breast, the texture, or the appearance of the breast.
The work that we often have to do sitting for hours often results in back pain. But back pain (mostly upper back pain) can also be one of the symptoms of breast cancer. An enlarged tumor in the breast puts pressure on the ribs and spinal cord, leading to persistent back pain. Persistent back pain despite medication can also be a symptom of the disease.
The excretion of any substance other than milk from the breasts while breastfeeding is a sign that cannot be ignored. It does not have to be a sign of cancer, but it is still important to see a doctor. Always remember that whether anyone in your family has had breast cancer or not, see your doctor after the age of 45. Getting regular medical checkups is very important for your health.