Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among women.
If detected in early stages, the condition is much easier to treat. Therefore, it is important for any woman to pay attention to the signs the body gives her.
1. A new mole, associated with breast cancer
While mumps are more commonly associated with an increased risk of skin cancer, they may also be an indication for breast cancer.
The results of a study involving 89,902 women, aged 40-65, showed that those with the most mumps in the group had a 13% higher risk of breast cancer.
So, if you notice more mumps appear in a short time, but also changes to the existing ones, then you should go for a check.
2. A cough that does not heal
A cancer that begins in a particular organ is known as primary cancer. If some cancer cells move to another part of the body, they can form another tumor, with secondary cancer developing.
Breast cancer can spread to the lungs and can be signaled by prolonged coughing or wheezing. The cancer extends to the lungs in 60-70% of the women who are in the terminal phase of the disease. The most common symptoms are difficulty breathing and dry cough.
3. Changes in the bladder
Breast cancer can lead to hormonal changes that cause dryness in the urethra, which also affects the bladder. Thus, urinary incontinence appears, which is manifested by leaking urine during activities such as coughing, laughing, sneezing. The urgent need to urinate may also occur during exercise.
4. Unexplained back pain
Back pain is a common medical problem – so common that 8 out of 10 people will experience it at some point in their lives.
These may also be an indication of breast cancer tumors. Women with breast cancer may feel back pain as pressure in the rib area and spine.
5. Fatigue and breast cancer
Fatigue that opens despite you getting enough sleep can also be a sign of breast cancer. Fatigue can also be accompanied by anxiety, stress, but also depression.