- Created by: Inacandelaria
- Created on: 01-05-17 16:52
BREAST CANCER: develops when a single cell or group of cells begins to multiply out of control and forms a tumour.
- if you've previously had breast cancer, there is higher risk of developing it again
- risk increases for a woman who has certain types of benign breast lumps
- a woman whose mother, sister or daughter has had breast cancer is 2 or 3 times more likely to develop the disease
- particular genes known as BRCA1 and BRCA2 can increase your risk of developing a breast cancer
- women over 50 who have been through the menopause/overweight/obese
- the female hormone oestrogen
- high alcohol intake
- the medical procedure that use radiation: x-rays, CT scans etc
- the use of the contraceptive pill
- lump- may not be seen, but might be felt: hard like a marble but usually really hard. these lumps may be located in the breast, upper chest or armpit.
- skin texture e.g. dimpling or puckering of the breast- one breast might become larger/lower than the other. the breast may look red or inflamed.
- appearance or direction of the ******- one might become inverted when it normally points out
- ****** discharge- one or both ******s might have discharge
- rush or crusting around the ******
- hair loss- chemotherapy by attacking hair follicle cells
- menstrual changes- treatments can disrupt normal hormone production. the person may experience: night sweats, hot flashes, joint pain, weight pain, a loss of…