What does early stage breast cancer feel like?

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asked Feb 14 in Womans Health by asmithy112 (2,180 points)
What does early stage breast cancer feel like?

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answered Mar 29 by Gingerzebell (16,860 points)
Early stage breast cancer feels like a new lump in your breast or underarm and thickening or swelling of part of your breast.

During early stage breast cancer you may also have dimpling or irritation of the breast skin and redness or flaky skin in the nipple area or the breast.

Breast cancer does cause tingling and itchiness along with a redness color of the skin.

And with inflammatory breast cancer you may also have swelling as well as a dimpled look to the skin because of blockage of the lymph nodes which can be caused by a tumor or a growth.

Breast cancer usually will come at around age 50 years old.

However you can develop breast cancer at any age whether you're younger than 50 or even older than 50.

Even men can get breast cancer as it does not only affect women.

Things that increases your risk of getting breast cancer are genetics as well as being physically inactive and even being obese or overweight.

Diet can also be a factor in developing breast cancer if you eat an unhealthy diet.

Breast cancer when caught soon enough can be cured fully.

However some people who are cured of breast cancer have the breast cancer return in rare cases.

But breast cancer can be cured when caught soon enough and it's not always a death sentence when you have breast cancer.

Even men can rarely get breast cancer but breast cancer is more common in men.

Breast cancer can occur in women and rarely in men.

Symptoms of breast cancer include a lump in the breast, bloody discharge from the nipple, and changes in the shape or texture of the nipple or breast.

Treatment depends on the stage of cancer. It may consist of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery.

Breast cysts can be caused by stress.

Hormones can also affect cyclical breast pain due to stress.

Breast pain can increase or change its pattern with the hormone changes that happen during times of stress.

Hormones may not provide the total answer to cyclical breast pain.

That's because the pain is often more severe in one breast than in the other.

If you have a cyst in the breast and you want it removed by a doctor the cyst can be drained using a needle.

If the breast cyst comes back, it may be evaluated again with mammogram and ultrasound, and it can be drained again.

Most breast cysts though go away on their own without treatment.

Most cysts on your breast do go away on their own if they are benign and non cancerous.

Usually the breast cysts will go away on it's own within a few weeks to a month but if not you may want to see a doctor about it.

When you have a cyst on your breast the cyst on your breast will usually appear as and look like smooth and easily movable, round or oval lump that can have smooth edges which typically means it's benign.

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