Every October Breast Cancer Awareness Month is marked in countries across the world, which helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection, and treatment as well as palliative care of this disease.
Breast cancer is by far the most common cancer in women worldwide, both in developed and developing countries. In low- and middle-income countries the incidence has been rising up steadily in the last years due to an increase in life expectancy, increase urbanization and adoption of western lifestyles.
Currently, there is not sufficient knowledge on the causes of breast cancer, therefore, early detection of the disease remains the cornerstone of breast cancer control.
Know early signs of breast cancer here:
Early Signs Of Breast Cancer:
- Lump or swelling in the breast
- Any changes on the upper chest or armpit.
- Any kind of change in skin texture
- Dimpling of the skin
- Changes in the size or shape of the breast.
- Change in the color of the breast
- Rash, crusting or changes to the nipple.
- Leaky breast
When breast cancer is detected early, and if adequate diagnosis and treatment are available, there is a good chance that breast cancer can be cured. If detected late, however, curative treatment is often no longer an option. In such cases, palliative care to relief the suffering of patients and their families is needed.