As statistical data shows, breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer that occurs at women. To be more precise, it is estimated, that about 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed by the end of this year. This refers only to women in America. In addition to that, more than 40,450 women will die from it. We must conclude that this is quite frightening statistics.
Another shocking fact is that 1 out of 8 women will develop breast cancer during her lifetime.
All these huge numbers should alert and also warn women from all around the world. Women should be extremely careful and do everything to prevent breast cancer in the first place, on that way they will recognize the early signs of this type of cancer and treat it.
It is highly important to recognize the following symptoms, as they may be able to save your life:
A New Mole / Change in an Existing Mole
Although moles are linked with the risk of skin cancer, still, they may indicate sign of breast cancer. There is study conducted on 89, 902 women at the age between 40 – 65 years and researchers examined their medical years over a period of 18 years.
In this research was documented the number of moles the examined woman had. It is important to mention that during this research, even 5,956 women developed breast cancer. Researchers found that participants with most moles had a 13% higher breast cancer risk. So, in case if you notice a new mole or a change in your old one, you should consult your doctor as soon as possible.
Unexplained Back Pain
Back pain is health issue and at some patients it is caused by early signs of breast cancer. However, this type of pain will experience 8 out of 10 people troughout their life.
It the back pain is symptom of breast cancer, you may feel a pressure in the spine or ribs, or in your upper back, feeling like it is coming from your bones. In addition to that, it may indicate that the tumor has spread to your spine.
A Prolonged Cough or Hoarseness
The primary cancer starts in one area. Still, in certain cases, some cancer cells break away from it and move on to another body part and there create another cancer, which is known as secondary cancer.
Hoarseness and prolonged cough may indicate that the cancer has spread to the lungs. According to statistics, this happens in 60 – 70% of women who become terminally ill from this type of cancer. Also, in many cases this situation leads to shortness of breath and dry cough.
Changes in the Bladder or Bowels
Breast cancer may cause hormonal changes which will dry out the urethra and make it hard to control the bladder. This condition is known as incontinence.
In case you experience symptoms such as sudden and urgent needs to urinate, if you notice that the urination is longer than usually, if you notice leaking urine while laughing, sneezing, exercising, or coughing, and urination that takes longer than usual you should visit your doctor.
Fatigue is another important sign that you should look after. It usually occurs before diagnosis and cannot be treated by resting or sleeping. You should be aware that in such cases, fatigue is severe and is linked to distress.
Very often, this type of fatigue is accompanied by depression sleep disturbances and pain. Experts explain that it appears as a result of the chemical imbalance in the body caused by cancer.
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