Be Aware of These Common Symptoms of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a kind of cancer that develops from breast cells. It is the most common cancer in women both in the developed and less developed countries. If every woman checked her breasts regularly we could save 1500 lives a year.

The female breast

Learning the structure and functioning of a breast can help with understanding the risk of breast cancer. The breast is somewhat circular in shape and is made up of breast tissue (Glandular tissue) overlying the chest muscles and fat as well.



Breast tissue is divided into tiny sections of lobes and within each lobe is made of many smaller lobules which produce milk and ducts which carry milk from lobules to the nipple during the breast feed.

Types of Breast Cancer:

Ductal Carcinoma In Situ

Invasive Ductal Carcinoma

Tubular Carcinoma of the Breast

Mucinous Carcinoma of the Breast

Medullary Carcinoma of the Breast

Papillary Carcinoma of the Breast

Cribriform Carcinoma of the Breast

Lobular Carcinoma In Situ

Invasive Lobular Carcinoma

Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Molecular Subtypes of Breast Cancer

Paget’s disease of the Nipple

Phyllodes Tumors of the Breast

Recurrent & Metastatic Breast Cancer

Male Breast Cancer

Common Symptoms:

breast cancer awareness


The symptoms of breast cancer will differ from women to women. But there are few common symptoms which are listed below. ¬†Again having symptoms doesn’t mean the confirmation of disease.

  1. The most common symptom is the appearance or the feel of an unusual lump inside the breast or under arm.
  2. The changes happening in the size, shape and color of the breast.
  3. Swelling, redness and itchy of the breast.
  4. An unusual discharge from nipple(other than milk)
  5. Nipple that turns slightly inward or pain from the nipple.
By | February 17, 2018 | Action Pink

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