Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer to affect women across the globe. Self- care and timely actions can help detect it at the early stages. This world breast cancer awareness month, let us be more aware about breast cancer; for awareness is the first step towards self-care.
Breast cancer occurs when your breast cells grow and divide uncontrollably to form a mass of tissue called a tumor. The risk of breast cancer increases with age and weight gain. Symptoms of breast cancer can include a lump in the breast, changes in breast size, and changes in the skin of the breast. Early detection is supported by mammography.
Does Benign Breast Disease Mean I Am More Prone To Breast Cancer?
Benign breast diseases (also called mammary dysplasia) rarely increase the risk of breast cancer. Some women who have had biopsies done shows a condition called hyperplasia (enlargement of endometrial glands). This situation can slightly increase your risk.
What is invasive breast cancer?
Invasive breast cancer occurs when cells leak from the ducts or lobes. These cells first invade the surrounding breast tissue and can migrate to the lymph nodes.