Breast Cancer Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer occurs when cells in your breast grow and divide in an uncontrolled way, creating a mass of tissue called a tumour. Like other cancers, breast cancer invades and grows into the tissue surrounding the breast. It can travel to other parts of the body and form new tumours. When this happens, it is called metastasis. 

Symptoms of breast cancer are as below:

  • Lump, hard knot or thickening inside the breast or underarm
  • Swelling, warmth, redness or darkening of the breast
  • Change in size or shape of the breast
  • Dimpling or puckering of the skin on your breast
  • Nipple discharge

Causes: The exact cause of colorectal cancer is not known, but certain risk factors are strongly linked to the disease such as:

  • Old Age 
  • Women are much more likely to develop breast cancer than men.
  • Genetics
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol use
  • Obesity
  • Radiation exposure
  • Hormone replacement therapy

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are all breast lumps/swellings cancer?

Majority breast lumps are non- cancerous or benign. However, one need to consult a doctor and get herself checked for confirmation if any palpable breast lump/swelling is there.

How can I lower my risk of breast cancer?

Breast cancer can be lowered by adopting healthy practices like:

  • Daily exercise
  • Balanced diet
  • Maintaining healthy weight
  • Avoiding smoking and alcohol
  • Clinical Breast Examination by a doctor from age of 25-40 years
  • Regular mammogram screenings as advised by the doctor
  • If you have a family history of breast cancer, discuss genetic testing with a genetic counsellor
What is Mammogram/mammography?

Mammography is a special type of low dose x-ray of breasts.