Subtle Symptoms Of Breast Cancer

Oncology (Cancer)

07 Nov 2023 | 0 | by kjh

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Many people think that they will find out about breast cancer if they feel a lump in their breast.  However, a consumer survey commissioned by The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center revealed that despite most people recognizing a lump as a symptom of breast cancer, less than half of adults recognize other common symptoms related to breast cancer.  By the time there is a lump, it can already be in the advanced stages and less treatable.
Dr. Ashley Pariser at Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center is a medical oncologist who specializes in treating patients with breast cancer. She says that breast cancer screening (mammography) is the best tool for detecting breast cancer in its early stages.  But she encourages people to be familiar with the look and feel of their own breast tissue so that any subtle changes can be evaluated quickly to give doctors the best chance at early detection
Here are lesser-known symptoms of breast cancer:
Retracted, inverted or downward-pointing nipple
Breast puckering (an indentation that appears when you raise your arms)
Loss of feeling in part of the breast
Pitting/thickening of the skin on the breast
Nipple discharge
According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer remains the most common cancer diagnosed in women behind skin cancers, with just under 300,000 new cases and 43,000 deaths expected in 2023.
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