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Breast Cancer

10/1/2019 8:29:00 PM

Breast cancer is the most common cancer to affect women worldwide as well as one percentile of the male population.

In cancer, some of the cells of the body will misbehave and will not carry out their normal cycle. They will continue to grow and multiply, but will not die. Eventually they will spend all of their time multiplying and none of their time working as normal cells do, which leads to the growth of a tumour. If left untreated, the tumour can to break up and use the bloodstream and lymphatic cleaning system of the body to spread to distant parts of the body, such as the brain and the bones, the liver and the lungs.

What can I do?

There are many measures you can take to pick up cancer early and decrease your risk. It can involve a number of different types of examinations the simplest of which include breast self-examination. This involves careful examination of your breasts for any differences, which might include a change in the size or shape of the breast, any irregularities in the skin, any changes in the nipple and any lumps in the breast or under the arm.

If you pick up any abnormalities or are unsure, go visit your medical doctor. They can do a clinical examination and decide if it is necessary to send you for tests such as a mammogram, ultrasound or MRI.


References: Accessed on 26 September 2019