According to the American Cancer Society, it is estimated that about 246,660 new cases of invasive br.east cancer will be diagnosed in American women by the end of 2016, and about 40,450 women will die from b.reast cancer. The harsh reality is that b.reast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among women. About 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive br.east cancer during their lifetime.
Br.east cancer awareness goes far beyond knowing the statistics. It’s about active prevention, and being able to recognize the signs and symptoms of br.east cancer, in hopes of catching it early on if it develops.
The following five warning signs of bre.ast cancer are ones that many women tend to shrug off, but recognizing them may be vital to saving your life.
1. A NEW MOLE / CHANGE IN AN EXISTING MOLE
While moles are more commonly associated with a higher risk of skin cancer, they may also be linked to br.east cancer. In one study, researchers followed 89,902 women ages 40-65 years old, and noted their medical records over a period of 18 years. The number of moles each woman had was documented at the beginning of the study. During the study, 5,956 of the women were diagnosed with bre.ast cancer. Researchers found that the women who had the most moles out of the group had a 13% higher risk of br.east cancer than women who had no moles. If you notice a new mole, or any type of change in an existing mole, visit a health care professional.
2. A COUGH OR HOARSE THROAT THAT WON’T SUBSIDE
A cancer that starts in one area is known as the primary cancer. If some cancer cells break away from the primary cancer and move on to another part of the body, they can form another tumor, called secondary cancer. Br.east cancer can spread to the lungs, and it can be detected by a prolonged cough or hoarseness. Cancer spreads to the lungs in 60-70% of women who become terminally ill from b.reast cancer. The most common signs are shortness of breath and dry cough.
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