How to diagnose breast cancer through self-examination

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20th Oct, 2021. 07:12 pm

Photo credits: Times of India

The most common type of cancer, breast cancer is increasingly spreading worldwide, and one of the biggest reasons why, is its unawareness. According to the WHO study, 1 out of every 8 women has breast cancer and most of them are unaware of the fact that they are suffering from such morbidity.

It is widely known that once a woman develops breast cancer, the signs start getting prominent. However, in some cases women are asymptomatic, and show no symptoms of the cancer.

Here’s how to examine yourself and know whether or not you are safe from the disease, but first of all look for these signs:

If you start feeling a new lump in your breast or underarm, go for a medical check-up. In case you a see a difference in breast, be it a size difference or irritation and swelling, get a mammogram and visit your doctor right away. Furthermore, if there is pain around the nipular area or there’s a bloody discharge or any kind of liquid oozing out of it other than milk, it’s about time you visit a medical consultant.

To self-examine, stand in front of a mirror and look for any visible differences. Now push your shoulders backwards to tighten your chest, and look for any changes in your regular shape.

Also, put your hands behind your neck to see any change in the outer shape. Now, hold your breast and press to see if there’s any liquid oozing out of it.

Furthermore, check and explore your breasts to see if there’s any sore or lumps within the range. Do the same around your underarm area.

In case of any slightest change, visit a gynecologist or an obstetrician!

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