Knowledge remains one of the powerful weapons in the fight against breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, a heightened awareness of breast changes may result in detection of disease at an earlier stage, when it is most treatable. For many cancers, early detection can reduce mortality. So knowing the signs and symptoms of breast cancer could be a death-defying act. A person who notices any of the signs or symptoms of breast cancer should consult a physician immediately.
The Comprehensive Breast Care Program at Beaumont stands ready to support women in cancer prevention and early detection. Radiologists can quickly diagnose patients using digital mammography, CT, MRI and PET scan imaging. In fact, Beaumont detects more early-stage cancer than any other hospital in Michigan.
To learn more about breast cancer prevention and diagnosis, click on the links below.
How to Perform a Breast Self-Examination
Diagnostic Procedures for Breast Cancer
The following are the most common symptoms of breast cancer. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Early breast cancer usually does not cause pain and may cause no symptoms at all. And, some breast cancers never cause symptoms or other indications of a problem.
As the cancer grows, however, it can cause changes that women and men should watch for, such as:
A woman (or man) should consult a physician when any of these changes are noticed.
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