Breast Cancer Awareness

young woman pinning a pink ribbon to her tshirt for Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer is a disease in which cells in the breast grow out of control. There are different types of breast cancer, and people can experience different symptoms. Some individuals do not have any signs or symptoms at all.

Symptoms may include but are not limited to:

  • New lump in the breast or underarm (armpit).
  • Nipple discharge other than breast milk, including blood.
  • Any change in the size, thickness, texture, color
    or the shape of the breast.
  • Pain in the breast area.

Keep in mind these symptoms may occur with other non-cancerous conditions.

Some breast cancer risk factors like aging, gender, or family health history can’t be changed, but these healthy habits may help reduce your risk:

  • Keep a healthy weight.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Limit or avoid alcohol.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Schedule routine check-ups.

If you have any signs or symptoms that worry you, be sure to see your physician right away and be sure to mention any changes to your health, diet, or body.


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