The most common type of cancer on the list is breast cancer, with 279,100 new cases expected in the United States in 2020. The disease is rare in women younger than 25 years, and the incidence increases with increasing age, reaching a plateau in women aged 50-69 years. In 2017, 50% of all new cases of invasive breast cancer occurred in women 50 to 69 years of age.
A personal history of breast lumps or cysts.
A family history of breast cancer.
Beginning your period at a younger age Say before 12 yrs
Beginning menopause at an older age.
Having your first child at an older age.
Having never been pregnant.
Postmenopausal hormone therapy.
New lump in the breast or underarm (armpit).
Thickening or swelling of part of the breast.
Irritation or dimpling of breast skin.
Redness or flaky skin in the nipple area or the breast.
Pulling in of the nipple or pain in the nipple area.
Nipple discharge other than breast milk, including blood.
Depends on the stage of cancer.
It may consist of chemotherapy, radiation, hormone therapy and surgery.
Breast cancer can cause changes in skin cells that lead to feelings of pain, tenderness, and discomfort in the breast. Although breast cancer is often painless, it is important not to ignore any signs or symptoms that could be due to breast cancer. Some people may describe the pain as a burning sensation.
Place a pillow under your right shoulder and your right arm behind your head. Using your left hand, move the pads of your fingers around your right breast gently covering the entire breast area and armpit. Use light, medium, and firm pressure. Squeeze the nipple; check for discharge and lumps.Breast cancer survival rates have increased, and the number of deaths associated with this disease is steadily declining, largely due to factors such as earlier detection, a new personalized approach to treatment and a better understanding of the disease.