Symptoms of breast cancer:

  • If there is a lump in the breast or under the armpits
  • If there is a change in the size of the nipples
  • If the skin becomes thick and develop orange pores.
  • If there is a discharge from the nipples
  • If there is any sort of pain in the breasts.

Those who are highly prone to breast cancer:

  • If anyone from the family has a medical history of breast cancer
  • Extended usage of birth control pills
  • If anyone conceives their first child before the age of 20 or 30
  • If there is an usual menstrual cycle
  • Long exposure to menstrual therapy after the period cycle is over
  • If the child is not regularly breast fed
  • Smoking or consumption of alcohol can lead to breast cancer

How to detect symptoms by:
TOUCH :

Using multiple fingers of your hand and examine the whole area of the breasts till the area under the armpit.

  • First, check for any irregularity while standing
  • Second, check for any irregularity while lying down.
  • Lastly, check for nipple areolar complex and see if there is any discharge or nipple retraction.

LOOK:

Stand infront of the mirror and look for any irregularities in the following ways:

  • Keep your hands in the side
  • Keep your hands on your waist
  • Keep your hands above the shoulder

PRECAUTIONARY STEPS:

  • Maintain body weight
  • Exercise regularly
  • Conceive your child at the right age
  • Breast feed your child regularly
  • Avoiding contraceptive pills for a longer period of time
  • Consulting a doctor on noticing any significant symptoms.