October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and with respect to all those affected by this deadly disease, the Radio One Family would like to shed light on the symptoms of breast cancer, so that those who may be experiencing symptoms can seek help before the disease gets unmanageable, and those who are not experiencing symptoms will be armed with potentially life-saving knowledge for not only themselves, but also for those in their community.
What is Breast Cancer?
Medicine.net defines breast cancer as “ …a malignant tumor (a collection of cancer cells) arising from the cells of the breast. Although breast cancer predominantly occurs in women it can also affect men.”
What are the Signs of Breast Cancer?
Common symptoms of breast cancer include:
- New lump or mass in the breast
- Nipple discharge or redness
- Breast or nipple pain
- Swelling of part of the breast or dimpling
If you or anyone you know is affected by any of these symptoms, it is imperative that you consult your primary care physician as soon as possible so that treatment can begin.
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