Breast Cancer Awareness

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Breast cancer is most often found in women, but men can get breast cancer too. Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older.

There are different types of breast cancer, and people can experience different symptoms. Some individuals do not have any signs or symptoms
at all. Symptoms may include but
are not limited to:

  • New lump in the breast or underarm.
  • Nipple discharge other than breast milk, including blood.
  • Any change in the size, thickness, texture, color or the shape of the breast.
  • Pain in the breast area.

Keep in mind these symptoms may occur with other non-cancerous conditions.

Some breast cancer risk factors like aging, gender, or family health history can’t be changed, but these healthy habits may help reduce your risk:

  • Keep a healthy weight.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Limit or avoid alcohol.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Schedule routine check-ups.

If you have any signs or symptoms that worry you, be sure to see your physician right away.