Breast Cancer Facts – Awareness Facts About Breast Cancer

Facts on Breast Cancer

About half of all the breast cancer cases are diagnosed in people within 50-69 age groups.

Breast screening is an x-ray examination of the breasts.

X-ray picture of the breast is called as mammogram.

Breast cancer can affect women with all sizes of breast.

The most common physical sign when the breast cancer has grown to the size that can be felt is a painless lump.

Less common signs and symptoms are breast pain or heaviness, persistent changes to the breast, such as swelling, thickening, redness of breast’s skin; and nipple abnormalities such as spontaneous discharge especially if bloody, erosion or retraction.

If there are any persistent changes in the breast then it should be immediately evaluated by a physician.

There is no link between abortion and breast cancer.

Inactivity causes 10 -16% of all the breast cancer cases.

Increasing age at first birth and decreasing number of children increases the risk of breast cancer.