October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, which is dedicated to bringing awareness of the disease to the world and encouraging women to have their breasts examined annually.
According to the federal Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer in women. Roughly one in eight women born in the U.S. today will get breast cancer at some point in their lives, the agency said.
Breast cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. These cells usually form a tumor that can often be felt as a lump. The tumor is malignant (cancer) if the cells can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body.
A lump in the breast is a possible warning sign, but, it is not the only one. Some other symptoms are skin irritation or dimpling, (sometimes looking like an orange peel), or nipple discharge that starts suddenly. For this reason, it is important to have any new breast change checked by a health care professional experienced in diagnosing breast diseases.
We have all been touched by cancer in some way and we should find ways to support the victims, survivors, and those in the medical profession who fight against it.
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