Breast Cancer develops from the Inner Lining of Breast. There can be change in shape & size,
or noticeable lump is felt in breast. It occurs most commonly in females, If treated early, can
prevent its spread to other body parts.
Q: What are the symptoms of Breast cancer?
There can be :
Lump/Swelling in Breast.
Change in skin colour.
Change in size or shape.
Fluid discharge from nipples.
Nipples become inverted.
constant pain in brest or armpit.
Q: What are the types of Breast Cancer?
Does not have ability to spread outside breast
Generally found in ducts of breast.
Can be diagnosed in mammogram or you can feel a lump on Breast
Has the ability to spread to other parts of body
Develops in the cells that line Breast ducts.
Q: How can I Diagnose Breast Cancer?
Diagnosis can be made by Experienced healthcare provider.
Physical Examination - Doctor will examine your breast for any lump,
swelling, change in size/shape of both breast & nipples
Biopsy - is done of affected area.
FNAC - Fluid in the lump is taken for microscopic evaluation.
Mammographic Screening - women with higher risk are adviced screening & genetic testing.
PET Scan - It is done to deduct the stage of cancer
Q: What are the stages of Breast Cancer?
Stages of Breast Cancer is based on TNM system.
T - Size of tumor
N - Lymph Node Involvement/not
M - Spread to more distant body parts.
Stage 0 - Shows the Breast Cancer has started in ducts & it's a pre cancerous condition.
Stage 1-3 - Shows Cancer has occurred within the breast or regional Lymph Nodes are Involved.
Stage - 4 - Shows, in which tumor has spread to other.
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