Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of cells which over the time develops tumours as well as starts killing and targeting the normal healthy cells of the body by making them devoid of nutrition and oxygen supply. When the breast is affected by cancer; it is known as breast cancer. In today’s world breast cancer is one of the most common type of cancer experienced. It mostly happens in women; however, men are not completely safe of it. In incidences of breast cancer, ones’ breasts start to behave in a weird fashion and there are multiple visible/ non-visible changes that occur.
Listed Down Are The 5 Unconventional Signs Of Breast Cancer:
1. Breast Itch And Pain
When breast cancer starts to develop, the breast portion behaves abnormally. There is experience of constant itchiness, and tenderness. The breast feels different and this can at times be accompanied by pain and discomfort.The itching becomes severe and more painful with time and can cause serious discomfort to the patient. There may be breast pain and itching due to multiple reasons for few days however when this becomes persistent you should take it seriously and consult with an expert.
2. Back Problems
A typical unconventional sign of developing breast cancer is back problems. There could be pain in the back or cramps in the back portion accompanied with muscle swelling and tenderness in the back portion. The pain and discomfort is usually in the upper back portion near your shoulders which becomes severe over the time. Now back problems can happen due to number of problems however if and when accompanied by the other mentioned signs you must take it seriously and get a mammography done.
3. Swollen Armpits Or Irritation In The Armpits
Our armpits contain lymph nodes which get inflamed due to any type of body diseases. When the breasts suffer from cancer the body is in state of shock and thus the lymph nodes become swollen and inflamed. The same happens even in case of breast cancer; there is pain and discomfort in the armpits. They also become swollen and inflamed due to the inflammation of lymph nodes. There could also be swelling of other lymph nodes.
4. Skin Changes On Or Around The Nipples And Breast
There are number of changes which happen in and around the breasts due to breast cancer. The breast skin also shows multiple changes; there could be a change in appearance of the breast skin – the colour might change. The nipples at times become too dark or too light and appear different from the other healthy breast. Some also experience redness and allergies of the breast skin causing discomfort and irritation.
5. Breast Changes
The most common and most evident changes that occur due to breast cancer are the visible changes in the breasts. The affected breast might change its shape or structure and appear very different from the normal one. There could also be an unusual discharge from the nipples in absence of pregnancy. Sometimes the shape and appearance of the nipples change; they may become too sensitive etc. These changes happen because the breast cells which are cancerous become highly active and constantly undergo change; in fact, in some cases the position of nipples can completely change. In advanced cases the affected breast becomes oval in shape and there is usually appearance or feeling of a lump.