Breast cancer Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention - Breast Cancer Specialist Dr. Nikhilesh Borkar
Know how your breasts look and feel so you know what is normal for you. You will then be more confident about noticing any unusual changes that might be a symptom of breast cancer
• If you notice a change, even if you feel well, it’s important to visit breast specialist.
Breast cancer does not cause other symptoms, such as feeling tired, having less energy or losing weight.
Common Breast Problems
• Fibrocystic changes
Traumatic Fat Necrosis
Breast Abscess / Galactocele
Cancer Insitu or invasive
Self Examination-When & How
Try to get used to looking at and feeling your breasts regularly – for instance, when you are in the bath or shower, using body lotion or getting dressed.
You don’t need to feel your breasts in any special way
• If you check them as part of your usual routine you won’t need to worry that you aren’t doing it often enough.
Remember to check all parts of your breasts, your armpits and up to your collarbone.
What To Feel
Everyone’s breasts look and feel different.
• Some people have lumpy breasts, one breast larger than the other or breasts that are different shapes.
Some have one or both nipples pulled in (inverted), which can be there from birth or happen when the breasts are developing.
The Breast Cancer Care checklist
Look at and feel your breasts so you know what’s normal for you
Do this regularly to check for changes (every 4-6 weeks).
See a breast specialist as soon as possible if you notice a change.
Breast examination by a breast specialist every 2-3 years beginning at the age of 20 years and annually after 40 years.
Screening MMG every 2-3 years from age 45-75. Before or after that its upto you but not before 40 years.
MRI screening for high risk young individuals