I have a proplem, I discovered a lump under my left armpit but like close to my breast, I have extensive swelling ,y left breastm my nipple is inverted, I have a white smelly discharge running from it and somethines blood too... I had a scan done and the scan showed something very funny. The report says its nothing, but my gut is telling me something else. When I bath, my breast burns alot and it sometimes bleeds... Help please....
Some important risk factors that may increase a woman's chances of getting breast cancer, ââinclude â â
â1. Older age, â
â2. Early menarche ( young age, when you first had your menstrual âperiod), â
â3. Late menopause, â
â4. late age of child bearing, â
â5. Never giving birth, â
â6. Not âbreastfeeding, â
â7. Personal history or family history of breast cancer or some non-âcancerous breast âdiseases, â
â8. history of radiotherapy, â
â9. obesity, â
â10. use of estrogen therapy, â
â11. Having breast cancer-related genes BRCA1 or BRCA2, sedentary lifestyle, and regular ââalcohol intake. â
Some important warning signs of breast cancer include â â
â1. Appearance of a new lump in the breast or âunderarm (armpit), â
â2. Thickening or swelling of part of the breast, â
â3. Irritation or dimpling, âredness or flaky skin of breast skin or the nipple, â
â4. Inverting of the nipple, â
â5. Nipple âdischarge other than breast milk, including blood, â
â6. Any change in the size or the shape âof the breast.â
â7. Pain in any area of the breast.â
Keep in mind that some of these warning signs can happen with other conditions that are âânot cancer, such as - â
Since you are still young, it is less likely for you to have a breast cancer, Unless you have âgenetic and family history of breast cancer, and also other risk factors as mentioned âabove. â
But since you still seem to have multiple signs, which do indicate other possible breast âconditions, which can be confused with breast cancer, including - â
â1. Mammary dysplasia (fibrocystic condition of the breast), â
â2. Fibroadenoma, â
â3. Intraductal papilloma, â
â4. Lipoma, and â
â5. Fat necrosis.â
â6. Breast abscess (Infections). â
Hence it is necessary for you to undergo further proper investigation and treatment. â
You might consult with your OB GYN or your primary care physician, who can do a breast âbiopsy which might help in proper diagnosis and treatment.â
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