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Breast Cancer Awareness |self examination|dr 001| #breastcancer #lymphnodes #symptoms [Video]

Breast Cancer Awareness |self examination|dr 001| #breastcancer #lymphnodes #symptoms

Awareness surrounding breast cancer is incredibly important as early detection, often through screening, can catch the disease when it is most treatable.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness

self examination

Step 1: Start by looking for differences between your breasts. …

Step 2: Put your hands on your hips, pull your elbows forward. …

Step 3: Use 3 fingers when examining your breasts. …

Step 4: Examine the areas surrounding the breast. …

Step 5: Perform the test at the same time each month.

What Are the Symptoms of Breast Cancer?

New lump in the breast or underarm (armpit).

Thickening or swelling of part of the breast.

Irritation or dimpling of breast skin.

Redness or flaky skin in the nipple area or the breast.

Pulling in of the nipple or pain in the nipple area.

Survival rates can give you an idea of what percentage of people with the same type and stage of cancer are still alive a certain amount of time (usually 5 years) after they were diagnosed.

5-year relative survival rates for breast cancer.

cancerous lump may feel rounded, soft, and tender and can occur anywhere in the breast. In some cases, the lump can even be painful. Some women also have dense, fibrous breast tissue. Feeling lumps or changes in your breasts may be more difficult if this is the case.

mammogram is an X-ray of the breast. Mammograms are commonly used to screen for breast cancer. If an abnormality is detected on a screening mammogram, your doctor may recommend a diagnostic mammogram to further evaluate that abnormality
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How to Do a Self Breast Exam [Video]

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