How To Detect Breast Cancer In Early Stage? Successful Treatment Methods!

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How To Detect Breast Cancer In Early Stage

Do you know how to detect breast cancer in early stage? Certain changes in the breast may be early chances of breast cancer. So finding breast cancer as early as possible gives you a better chance of successful treatment. In this article, I’ll help you to explore “How to detect breast cancer in early stage?”

How To Detect Breast Cancer In Early Stage?

From person to person warning signs and symptoms can vary greatly, but there are some common signs they are:

  • Swelling of all or part of a breast.
  • Lump inside the breast or underarm area.
  • Skin irritation or dimpling.
  • Change in breast size and shape.
  • Nipple pain or breast pain.
  • Sore or rash on the nipple.
  • Swelling, redness or darkening of the breast.
  • Prominent veins on the surface of the breast.
  • Nipple discharge that starts suddenly.
  • Pulling in of the nipple or the other parts of the breast.

If these signs or symptoms do occur, it does not necessarily mean that cancer is present. It can often the result of benign breast conditions. Benign means it is not cancer and changes in the breast can be caused because of the factors like puberty, pregnancy, and menopause.

Best Early detection for Breast Cancer

The best key to detecting breast cancer is the treatment of breast cancer. There are some steps to take to detect breast cancer when it is most treatable, they are:

  • Mammography

mammography

It is the most important screening test for breast cancer and it is an X-ray of the breast. Mammography helps to detect breast cancer up to two years before the tumors can be felt by you or the doctor. A woman who is at average risk of breast cancer or women age 40-45 older should have a mammogram once a year. And also a woman at high risk should have yearly mammograms along with an MRI starting at age 30.

  • Ultrasound

Ultrasound

It is an imaging test that sends high-frequency sound waves through your breast and converts them into images on a viewing screen. Sound waves that do not damage or affect the body. If you’re under age 30, your doctor may recommend ultrasound before mammography to evaluate a palpable breast lump (a breast lump that can be felt through the skin).

  • MRI

Inside a machine, a magnet will transmit magnetic energy and radio waves to make a detailed picture of the breast. It uses magnetic fields to capture multiple images of the breast tissue. These images are combined to create detailed, computer-generated pictures of the tissue inside your breasts.

  • Biopsy

biopsy

A biopsy is tissue or fluid from the suspicious area is removed and the removed cells are examined under a microscope and further test to check the presence of cancer. It is the only diagnostic procedure that can definitely determine if the suspicious area is cancerous. There are three types of Biopsies they are:

  1. Fine-needle aspirations
  2. Core-needle biopsy
  3. Surgical biopsy

Things to know about early detection

  • Early detection refers to measures taken early diagnose cancer as early as possible. And also it helps to recognize the symptom of before cancer occurs.
  • It is largely influenced by individuals behavior, for those who are a more active role in their health and mostly like to benefit from early detection.
  • Early detection may improve outcomes for other cancers such as Colorectal cancer, Brain tumors, Prostate cancer, Skin cancer, Breast cancer, and Cervical cancer.
  • There are some newer methods include for early detection they are:

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  1.  Biomarker/Genetic test
  2. Liquid Biopsy test
  3. Population science-based testing interventions.

So hope you liked this article “How to detect breast cancer in early stage?” and useful. Are there any questions or if you have any other suggestion and inquiries you can get in touch with me through the comments section.

Angeline is a registered dietitian currently working in research. She have participated in many public health programs organised by WHO, and other health organisations around the world. She studied in North Ireland and in the USA to complete a BSc in Human Nutrition from Ulster University. She then went on to complete my PhD focusing on diet, exercise, weight management and more recently completed a postgraduate diploma in dietetics. She enjoy walks on the beautiful north coast of Ireland and is passionate about providing evidence-based nutrition advice for the general public. You can connect with her any time for a health advice.

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