Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women. It affects 1 in 8 women at some point in their lives. It can begin in one of the breasts or in both breasts at the same time. It tends to affect older women more often than younger women. Most of these cancers are diagnosed in the later stages and cause much suffering for the patients.
Breast tumor is the most common cancer in women and is also the leading cause of death for women between the ages of 40 and 55. This disease can affect women in any age group, including young girls and boys. Women are much more likely to be diagnosed with breast tumor than men are. For men, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death.
1) Abnormal Or Enlarged Breast
Breast tumor affects approximately 12 percent of women worldwide. According to the American Cancer Society, every year, 1 out of every 8 women will develop some form of breast tumor. There are two different types of breast tumor: In situ breast tumor, which is when the cancer is limited to the breast tissue, and invasive breast tumor, which has spread to the lymph nodes. The American Cancer Society estimates that about 250,000 new cases of breast tumor are diagnosed each year in the United States. It is estimated that in 2009, about 180,000 women will be newly diagnosed with breast tumor and about 40,000 women will die from the disease.
2) Breast Lump
Breast lumps can be either cysts, benign tumors or malignant tumors. They often occur in young women and some are found during a routine mammogram. Symptoms include a change in size or shape of a breast, a dimple at the side of a nipple, or pain. Most cysts are harmless and usually go away by themselves after a few months. Some cysts may need removal. A benign lump may be a fatty lump that is soft and tender. These are more common than cancerous tumors. Most people who have a breast lump find out whether it’s benign or malignant during a biopsy. A malignant lump may be hard or firm and may feel like it is growing.
3) Nipple Discharge
Nipple discharge can be a sign of cancer or something much less serious. Breasts can develop cysts. Nipple discharge may have a lot of different causes. If you notice any discharge from your nipples, you should see your doctor.
4) Bloody Nipple
This cancer typically begins in the nipple area, gradually spreading to the skin under the nipple. Because of its rarity, the symptoms of this disease can be subtle and difficult to detect.
Bloody nipple cancer occurs in the form of ingrown breast tissue. The result is the unsightly, painful and painful appearance of a raised bump at the base of the nipple. The bumps can occur due to injury, excessive sweating, lactation, pregnancy, hormone replacement therapy (HRT), radiation, or various other conditions.
5) Dimpling Of The Skin Under The Nipple
A breast tumor survivor named Janice Mancuso was once asked by a journalist how she felt about her breasts after surgery. She said: “I can’t wait to see my dimpled skin under my nipple!” In fact, this is a common side effect of surgery that makes breasts look very lifelike. Mancuso’s breast tissue became scarred as a result of her mastectomy and reconstruction surgery. This led to a dimpling of her breast tissue under her nipple. As a result, her breasts are extremely lifelike. They are so realistic. In fact, some people have been known to mistake them for real breasts.
Breast Cancer Stages
Stage 0 Breast Cancer
Early stage skin breast tumor is often detected at its earliest stages by an abnormality such as a change in skin color, a mole, soreness, burning sensation or any changes to the skin surface that may be a sign of cancer. The term “early stage” means that the cancer is small and there is not too much damage to surrounding tissue. The goal of treatment is to remove the cancer without causing any damage to the patient’s organs, such as lungs or heart.
Breast tumor is the most common cancer for women worldwide, affecting almost half of all women diagnosed with cancer and more than 230,000 women in the U.S. each year. There are four stages in the life of breast tumor.
Stage 1 Breast Cancer
The first stage is called the pre-cancerous stage, because this is where breast tumor starts. If you are diagnosed with pre-cancerous cells in your breast, your doctor will remove these cells.
Stage 2 Breast Cancer
In the second stage, known as early breast tumor, tumors start to grow inside the breast. If early breast tumor is not treated, it can turn into a form of breast tumor known as late-stage breast tumor.
Stage 3 Breast Cancer
In the third stage, known as locally advanced breast tumor, tumors continue to grow. Treatment for this stage includes chemotherapy and surgery.
Stage 4 Breast Cancer
In the final stage, known as metastatic breast tumor, cancer cells have spread to other parts of the body. There are some treatments available for patients with metastatic breast tumor. However, in the majority of cases, the disease will eventually lead to death.
What are the final stages of metastatic breast cancer?
Stage IV breast tumor is a very aggressive form of cancer. This means that the cancer has spread from the breast into the surrounding tissue. The chances of this spreading are high. The average survival time for stage IV breast tumor is less than six months. There are treatments available for stage IV breast tumor. These include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and hormone therapy. However, it is important to realize that there are no guarantees that these treatments will work. Patients who receive such treatment may not live any longer than those who do not receive the treatment.
Treatment of breast tumor can be divided into 4 categories:
Surgery is used to remove the tumor and any lymph nodes under the arm. This procedure usually removes the breast, some chest muscle, and some skin. Sometimes a lymph node can be removed as well. The doctor will tell the patient if the cancer is spread throughout the body.
Chemotherapy is sometimes used to kill cells that have cancer. Radiation can also be used to treat breast tumor.
3) Radiation therapy
Radiation is often given to kill the cells left behind after surgery. The type of radiation depends on the type of tumor. Other treatments may include hormonal therapy, which aims to stop the growth of the tumor by reducing estrogen production, or immunotherapy, which aims to help the immune system fight the tumor cells. Breast tumor treatment can have side effects.
4) Hormone therapy
Hormone therapy can slow or stop the growth of breast tumor cells in women who have gone through menopause. Targeted therapy works by blocking the activity of certain proteins in the body that cause tumors to grow.
Breast tumor is a disease that strikes women, and according to the American Cancer Society, more than 180,000 new cases were diagnosed in 2008. Early detection is key to saving lives. But many women don’t know the warning signs of breast tumor. Symptoms include a change in the size, shape, or color of a lump in the breast; a discharge from the nipple that lasts longer than a few days or changes in the skin; pain, itching, or swelling in the armpit; lumps or thickening under the arm pit; persistent back pain; or unexplained weight loss. It’s important to remember that some women may experience no symptoms at all.