If you're related to or know someone who's been diagnosed with breast cancer, then you probably know all too well the importance of regular self-examinations. The National Breast Cancer Foundation recommends all adult women perform a self-exam at least once a month—but what exactly should we all be looking for? Many women don't know what changes in their breasts could be problematic, which is why this KnowYourLemons. Since her initial post, more than 20, women have shared the graphic with their friends and loved ones. This content is imported from Facebook. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.
Disease Graphics, Videos & Images on Breast Cancer
We hear a great deal about prevention and early detection in cancer. The classic swelling associated with inflammatory breast cancer. This picture was taken immediately after the redness began. You can see the asymmetry between the left and right breast. Dimpling of the skin is a common characteristic of IBC. This picture was generously given to us to use by a male breast cancer patient who wanted to show the presentation to he experienced with inflammatory breast cancer. There was a small dime size skin change and weeks later this was the size of the rash at diagnosis.
This Photo Is Going Viral Because It Explains Exactly What Breast Cancer Looks and Feels Like
Breast cancer is the uncontrollable growth of malignant cells in the breasts. The exact cause of breast cancer is unknown, but some women have a higher risk than others. This includes women with a personal or family history of breast cancer and women with certain gene mutations.
The picture shows an extremely rare right breast cancer in a male patient with excision biopsy scar. A tumor is a mass of abnormal tissue. There are two types of breast cancer tumors - those that are non-cancerous, called benign and those that are cancerous, which are called 'malignant'. Screening mammography is an X-ray examination of a woman's breasts to detect breast cancer when the cancer is too small to be felt as a lump.