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Symptoms of Breast Cancer

Key facts of Breast Cancer 

  • Breast cancer caused an estimated 685,000 deaths globally in 2023.
  • Around half of all breast cancer cases occur in women with no specific risk factors other than being female and increasing age.
  • Breast cancer remained the most common cancer in women in 159 countries out of 185 in 2023
  • Breast cancer continues to affect women in every country worldwide.
  • Approximately 0.5–1% of breast cancer cases occur in men.


Consult with Breast Cancer Doctors in Chennai 


What is Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is a prevalent form of cancer that primarily impacts women and individuals assigned female at birth (AFAB). It develops when certain cells in the breast tissue undergo mutations, leading to their uncontrolled growth and multiplication, forming malignant tumors. 

Approximately 80% of breast cancer cases are classified as invasive, indicating that the tumor has the potential to spread beyond the breast to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or bloodstream.


What are breast cancer symptoms?

Breast cancer can manifest through various symptoms, although in some cases, there may be no noticeable signs. Potential symptoms of breast cancer include:

  • A lump, mass, or thickening in the breast or underarm area that persists through the menstrual cycle.
  • A change in the size, shape, or contour of the breast.
  • Dimpling, puckering, scaliness, or inflammation of the breast skin.
  • Redness, discoloration (purple or darker areas), or changes in the skin texture of the breast or nipple.
  • A marble-like hardened area under the breast skin.
  • Nipple discharge, which may be bloody or clear fluid.
  • Nipple retraction, inversion, or pain in the nipple area.
  • Swelling or thickening of part of the breast.
  • Any unexplained change in the size or shape of the breast.
  • Pain or discomfort in any area of the breast.

It’s crucial to note that some of these symptoms can also be associated with non-cancerous conditions. 

However, if you experience any of these signs or changes, it is recommended to consult with MGM Cancer Institute,Chennai doctors promptly for proper evaluation and diagnosis.

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