What Are The Symptoms Of Breast Cancer?
Hal, before I wanted to ask about the symptoms of breast cancer, one of the symptoms was breast pain and the nipple was releasing fluid or blood, but I did not experience these symptoms, there were only lumps, was that also included breast cancer? R n r nThank you
Hello Icha Yuliska, thank you for your question to HealthReplies.com.
Lumps in the breast are not necessarily caused by cancer, but indeed one of the symptoms of breast cancer is a mass / lump in the breast. In general, the growth of cells that are abnormal and seen as a lump is also called a tumor. These tumors can be benign (localized and not spread) or can also be malignant (cell growth is very aggressive and can spread to other organs). Malignant tumors are often also referred to as cancer. To determine the cause of a lump in the breast, further examination is needed by a doctor.
The following are some of the causes of breast lumps:
Mammary fibroadenoma (FAM). FAM is a benign tumor in the breast whose growth is associated with hormonal factors. FAM is more common in young women, and sometimes after menopause, the lump can shrink on its own. Besides being young, pregnant and breastfeeding women have a higher risk for suffering from FAM. This case rarely turns into malignancy, and does not require special treatment, such as lump removal for FAM cases (because it is not dangerous).
Fibrocystic changes in the breast. This condition is caused by hormonal changes experienced by women just before menstruation, where lumps and pain in the breast can occur before menstruation or during menstruation, but these complaints will disappear after menstruation is complete.
Breast cancer or malignant tumors in the breast. There are several conditions that increase the risk of breast cancer in women, namely the influence of excess estrogen, hormonal contraceptive use or hormone therapy, obesity, women who have a personal or family history of breast cancer, unhealthy lifestyles (smoking, eating foods high in saturated fats) and fast food, etc.). Some symptoms that occur in breast cancer are hard lumps in the breast, attached to the skin or underlying tissues (difficult to move), lobes, the pulling of the skin inward or changes in the skin of the breast, sores on the breast lump, bleeding of the blood or fluids from the nipple other than breast milk, and weight loss for no apparent reason.
and other breast conditions.
It's good that you have realized the importance of paying attention to the lump in the breast. For your condition, the lump may be caused by another harmless breast condition. However, the possibility of breast cancer cannot be ruled out, because a lump in the breast is one of the symptoms at the onset of breast cancer (before other breast cancer symptoms). In fact, to distinguish benign or malignant lumps, can be distinguished from the characteristics of the lump. For example, in lumps due to benign tumors usually lumps feel springy, do not stick to the surrounding tissue (can be moved slightly), are usually painless, well-defined, and the size is stable / does not increase rapidly quickly. But this may be difficult for ordinary people to feel. Keep in mind, the faster breast cancer is detected, the faster treatment can be done.
So, to ascertain the cause of the lump you are experiencing, especially if you have a risk of developing breast cancer, I recommend that you do a doctor's examination or health facility that has an ultrasound examination device or mammography (a special x-ray to see the breast).
Maintain your health with a healthy lifestyle, such as:
Increase consumption of vegetables and fruit, and avoid high-fat foods and fast food / junk food
Drink at least 2 liters of water per day
Exercise regularly, which is 3-5x / week with a minimum duration of 30 minutes
Maintain ideal body weight
Manage stress by means of relaxation and multiply positive activities.
You can also read: Breast Lumps and Tumors Are Not Naturally Cancer
That's all, hopefully it's useful. Always healthy.