Breast Cancer Symptoms

So why is Auggie Apparel, an anti-ovarian cancer company, talking about breast cancer?

 

Because women need to know that having a diagnosis of breast cancer increases the risk for ovarian cancer, even when the BRCA genetic mutation test is negative.

 

We've provided the info below to help women understand the symptoms of breast cancer. More symptoms and information can also be found at the links provided below.

3 Common Symptoms:

1. Change in Breast or Nipple Feeling

  • Nipple tenderness or a lump or thickening in or near the breast or underarm area
  • A change in the skin texture or an enlargement of pores in the skin of the breast  (some describe this as similar to an orange peel’s texture)
  • A lump in the breast (It’s important to remember that all lumps should be investigated by a healthcare professional, but not all lumps are cancerous.)

2. Change in Breast or Nipple Appearance

  • Any unexplained change in the size or shape of the breast
  • Dimpling anywhere on the breast
  • Unexplained swelling of the breast (especially if on one side only)
  • Unexplained shrinkage of the breast (especially if on one side only)
  • Recent asymmetry of the breasts (Although it is common for women to have one breast that is slightly larger than the other, if the onset of asymmetry is recent, it should be checked.)
  • Nipple that is turned slightly inward or inverted
  • Skin of the breast, areola, or nipple that becomes scaly, red, or swollen or may have ridges or pitting resembling the skin of an orange 

3. Nipple Discharge

It is also important to note that a milky discharge that is present when a woman is not breastfeeding should be checked by her doctor, although it is not linked with breast cancer.

Please see the following link for more info!

http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-symptoms-and-signs