Experts explain that dimpling and skin changes may indicate of breast cancer.
One woman in the United Kingdom had heard about this issue from a friend, who saw this article in one online newspaper. This probably saved her life.
Claire Warner didn’t have any symptom (such as lump) and she didn’t feel ill. Fortunately, one her friend recommended her to read an article about a woman who noticed a dimple on her breast. That woman posted a photograph on Facebook with intention to raise awareness and the post went viral.
It is interesting that the dimple actually is an early sign of breast cancer.
After that, Claire examined her own breasts and noticed very similar dimple. She made the same thing as that woman: osted a photo of her own breast that shows a slight shadow.
This is something really subtle and it easily can be missed, unless if you are looking for it.
There are few signs of breast cancer that are inconspicuous, and one of them is the skin dimpling. Other symptoms are:
- Certain change in size or shape
- Rash and redness on the skin around the nipple
- Specific discharge that comes from the nipple without any squeezing
- Swelling in the armpit or around the collarbone
- Any lump or thickening that is much different from the rest of the breast tissue
- Changes in skin texture, like puckering or dimpling, similar to an orange peel
- If the nipple becomes inverted (pulled in) or if it changes its position or shape
- Constant pain in breasts or armpit
- If you feel any inexplicable pain in the back, ribs or side that is persistent
It is of extreme importance to examine your breasts on regular basis. It is important to mention that you should not to that during your menstrual period, as then the breast changes are quite normal and will disappear at the end of the cycle. In case you notice one or more of the changes that are listed above, you should visit healthcare practitioner.
You should be aware about mammogram as a cancer screening test. There are many strong evidences that it is no more efficient than self-palpation. This method can cause injures on sensitive breast tissue with each occurrence, thus it increases the risk fordeveloping cancer. The thermography is substantially less invasive method and it is effective diagnostic tool.
Men can contract breast cancer, too.
Even though it is really rare—accounting, or more precisely only 1% of all diagnosed breast cancer, men also can develop cancer in breast tissue.
Elevated levels of estrogen, previous radiation exposure, environmental toxins and a family history of breast cancer are some of the factors that increase the breast cancer risk in men.
Specific genes – mutations are associated with an increase in risk for breast cancer t men.
The most common type of male breast cancer is infiltrating ductal carcinoma. It comes to abnormal cells form in ducts in breast tissue that begin to spread to the surrounding areas.
Certain lump beneath the nipple is one of the most common symptoms of male breast cancer.
The male breast cancer has identical stages (reflecting the extent of tumor spread) as breast cancer in women.