Perhaps many women are still unaware that breast cancer is a disease that affects more and more women around the world every day. The incidence of this disease increases daily due to the lifestyle that women tend to live.
Stress, lack of sleep, our food and more factors are part of the causes of this disease. That’s why today, 19 October, World Breast Cancer Day, I want to talk about what is, what their symptoms are and how we can prevent breast cancer.
Breast cancer symptoms
Breast cancer develops in stages, so be aware of these symptoms can prevent complications if discovered in its earliest stage. When a tumor develops you can have these symptoms:
- Lumps in the breast or under the arm during or after menstrual cycle.
- Pain and soreness in the breasts
- Swelling in the armpit
- Flattening or indentation in the chest
- Change in size, texture or temperature of the breast
- Itching, burning or ulceration of the breast
- Growing visibly veins
- Irregularities in the area surrounding the nipple
It’s important to know that these symptoms don’t necessarily indicate breast cancer, as they may be signs of infection, breast cysts or other diseases. So you need to check with a doctor.
How can we prevent breast cancer?
At least one third of all cancer cases are preventable if measures are taken to reduce risks. That’s why you should take into account:
- Avoid cigarettes
- Exercise (at least cardiovascular)
- Avoid overweight
- eat well
- Avoid alcohol
- Avoid radiation and environmental pollution.
- Autoexaminarte every month before and after your menstrual cycle