Friday, October 7, 2011

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

What are the symptoms of breast cancer?

When breast cancer starts out, it is too small to feel and does not cause signs and symptoms. As it grows, however, breast cancer can cause changes in how the breast looks or feels. Symptoms may include—

New lump in the breast or underarm (armpit).

Thickening or swelling of part of the breast.

Irritation or dimpling of breast skin.

Redness or flaky skin in the nipple area or the breast.

Pulling in of the nipple or pain in the nipple area.

Nipple discharge other than breast milk, including blood.

Any change in the size or the shape of the breast.

Pain in any area of the breast.

Source: CDC

Information taken by:
Liz Steele, RN, BSN

Health Promotions Nursing Coordinator

Pitt County Public Health Center

201 Government Circle

Greenville NC 27834


Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

Awareness is always the key in regards to this type of thing!

Thank you for contributing to the awareness of breast cancer :)