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Breast Cancer Symptoms You May Want To Look Out For

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According to the American Cancer Society, over 40,000 women will be killed from breast cancer this year. Women face a one-in-37 chance of dying from the disease, which according to statistics is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths behind lung cancer.

It’s important for women to constantly be aware of how their body is changing when they get older. Chances of being diagnosed with cancer increases with age, so it’s imperative that if you experience even the slightest bit of discomfort in the breast region, to go see a doctor.

But there are many other signs and symptoms that can be detected without going to see the doctor. Read on to find out what they are.

Change in Breast Size or Shape: Breasts come in all different shapes and sizes – and can sometimes look and feel different throughout a woman’s life. They change when a woman’s going through pregnancy or when she gets her period.

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For this precise reason, a woman should always be checking her breasts on a regular basis so she can detect when there is a change in size or shape that she is seeing for the first time.

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Redness or Rash: Look for signs of a rash or redness around the nipple. This could be a cause of using a new washing powder, or a lacy bra irritating the skin.

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But if this issue is ongoing and has not subsided, then this could be a more serious matter and you should take a trip to the doctor’s office to get checked out.

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