October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Alliance Insurance wants all women to be aware of the signs of breast cancer. See your doctor and with him or her, decide if you are a candidate for a screening mammogram.
The warning signs of breast cancer are not the same for all women. The most common signs are:
Here are some warning signs. If you have any of these signs, check with your doctor:
Most times, these changes are not cancer. Breast pain is more common with benign breast conditions than with breast cancer.
Many women say their breasts feel lumpy. Breast tissue naturally has a bumpy texture and some women’s breasts are lumpier than others. If the lumpiness can be felt throughout the breast and both breasts feel about the same, then its probably normal for you. If there is a new lump or any change, see your doctor.
Nipple discharge can be your body’s natural reaction when the nipple is squeezed. Signs to be concerned about are:
If you have any of these symptoms, see your doctor!