The first symptom of breast cancer most people notice is a lump in their breast or some thickening. This video explains the importance of going to your GP if you notice any possible cancer symptoms. It lasts for 42 seconds. If you notice any possible cancer symptoms or any changes that are unusual for you, contact your doctor because early cancer diagnosis saves lives.
In , just under 50, women were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. If it's treated early enough, breast cancer can be prevented from spreading to other parts of the body. Coronavirus and breast cancer During the coronavirus outbreak the way you recieve treatment and attend appointments is likely to change. The breasts are made up of fat, connective tissue and thousands of tiny glands called lobules, which produce milk. When a woman has a baby, the milk is delivered to the nipple through tiny tubes called ducts, which allow her to breastfeed. The body is made up of billions of tiny cells, which usually grow and multiply in an orderly way. New cells are only produced when and where they're needed.
A sharp pain in your breast, possibly with some tenderness, may have you wondering if it could be something serious. A breast lump is often the first thing that women and even men notice that spurs a visit to their doctor. We often associate pain with something wrong, so when women feel tenderness or pain in their breast, they often assume it to be breast cancer. However, breast pain is rarely the first noticeable symptom of breast cancer.
Cancer occurs when changes called mutations take place in genes that regulate cell growth. The mutations let the cells divide and multiply in an uncontrolled way. Breast cancer is cancer that develops in breast cells.