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Signs and symptoms of breast cancer may include:

  • Lump or firmness in/around your breast and under your arm
  • Change in the size or shape of the breast
  • Nipple turned inward toward the breast
  • Changes in nipples/discharge from nipples
  • Itchy, red, scaled, or dimpled skin

Factors that may increase your risk of developing breast cancer include:

  • Increase in age
  • Inherited gene abnormalities
  • Having excess dense breast tissue
  • Family and/or personal history of breast cancer
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Long term use of hormonal therapy
  • Going through puberty early and/or menopause late
  • Overweight/low physical activity
  • Being Caucasian

Some tests that your provider may do to determine if you have breast cancer include:

  • Physical exam – a careful examination of the breast done by a doctor to feel any abnormalities
  • Mammogram – x-rays of the breasts to see if there are lumps, calcifications, or dense tissue
  • Ultrasound – takes pictures of the breast to determine if a lump is solid or filled with fluid (cyst)
  • MRI – takes detailed pictures of breast to show the difference between normal and abnormal tissue
  • Biopsy – remove sample of breast tissue or entire lump to look at under a microscope for signs of cancer

Types of treatment for breast cancer include:

  • Surgery
  • Radiation
  • Chemotherapy (before and/or after surgery)
  • Hormone therapy
  • Targeted therapy

To learn more about breast cancer and find additional support visit:

https://www.cancer.gov/types/breast

https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/

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