What are the symptoms of breast cancer awareness?
Breast Cancer Symptoms
- Non-painful lumps or masses.
- Lumps or swelling under the arms.
- Nipple skin changes or discharge.
- Noticeable flattening or indentation of the breast.
- Change in the nipple.
- Unusual discharge from the nipple.
- Changes in the feel, size, or shape of the breast tissue.
Can breast cancer look like an infection?
Inflammatory breast cancer is considered a locally advanced cancer — meaning it has spread from its point of origin to nearby tissue and possibly to nearby lymph nodes. Inflammatory breast cancer can easily be confused with a breast infection, which is a much more common cause of breast redness and swelling.
What causes a breast infection?
Breast infections are usually caused by common bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus) found on normal skin. The bacteria enter through a break or crack in the skin, usually on the nipple. The infection takes place in the fatty tissue of the breast and causes swelling. This swelling pushes on the milk ducts.
What does a breast infection look like?
Nipple discharge (may contain pus) Swelling, tenderness, and warmth in breast tissue. Skin redness, most often in wedge shape. Tender or enlarged lymph nodes in armpit on the same side.
What is the goal of cancer awareness?
Objectives of the Cancer Awareness Program. Create cancer awareness and remove the stigma and fear attached. Help people recognize the early signs and symptoms of cancer, thus enabling them to seek treatment at an early stage.
What organ is under left breast?
Under and around the left breastbone are the heart, spleen, stomach, pancreas, and large intestine. And that’s in addition to the left lung, left breast, and left kidney, which actually sits higher in the body than the right one.
Why do I keep getting a stabbing pain in my breast?
Described as a sharp, stabbing or burning sensation in the breast, the pain is most often found after age 30. This pain has been linked to fluid-filled cysts, fibroadenomas, duct ectasia, mastitis, injury and breast abscesses.