With the regular mammography screening, many breast cancers were discovered at an early stage, which means that it helped to many women in US. Although not all the cases with breast cancer are discovered by mammography.
In most of the cases there are not any warning signs until the cancer has developed in advanced stage. That is why women should regularly have mammography screening.
Usually the most common signs of breast cancer are believed to be the change in the look or feel of the breast and the nipple.
So if you experience some of the following warning signs, you should immediately consult with a doctor.
Not all the warning signs should immediately mean that you have cancer, and that is why it is of a big importance to see a doctor, to find the root of that problem.
Like every type of cancer, the chances of survival are significantly higher if you discover it at a very early stage. That is why you should not ignore any of the warning signs that your body is trying to send to you.
In most of the cases, the women found their breasts feeling lumpy. And in most of the cases the lumpiness is not something that you should panic about, because some women have more lumpiness in their breasts than others. It comes to normal breast tissue, when the lumpiness can be felt throughout the breast and it feels the same like your other breast.
What should worry you is when the lumps feel harder or different from the rest of the breast or the other breast because only that kind of lump can be an early sign of breast cancer or a benign breast condition.
So to sum up, you need to consult with a doctor when you find new lump that is giving you a new different feeling from the rest of your breast, and from your other breast, when something suddenly changed and it feels differently, and when you notice a new lump or any kind of change in your breast that it is unfamiliar to you.
You need to understand that a new lump does not mean that will be benign if you had benign lump in the past. But to be 100% sure you will need to visit a doctor so you can check what caused it.
In rare cases, the liquid leaking from your nipple is indicating breast cancer. It is in extremely rare cases because in most of the cases it is a natural body reaction when the nipple is actually squeezed.
What can be actually a sign of breast cancer or other serious health problems is when there is nipple discharge that occurred without previously squeezing the nipple, that occurs in only one breast and when the liquid is bloody or clean and not milky.
To see whether it comes to breast cancer or any kind of infection, you should immediately visit a doctor.