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Attitudes about screening and early prevention

Importance of prevention



anatomy of breast

According to ,"breast cancer is an uncontrolled growth of breast cells.

Cancer may spread to other places through normal breast tissue barriers.

Sometimes there are no symptoms of breast cancer till it spreads

Early signs

  • A lump is detected, which is usually single, firm, and most often painless.
  • A portion of the skin on the breast or underarm swells and has an unusual appearance.
  • Veins on the skin surface become more prominent on one breast.
  • The breast nipple becomes inverted, develops a rash, changes in skin texture, or has a discharge other than breast milk.
  • A depression is found in an area of the breast surface .


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