Advice for Health - Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness

Cancer is characterized by the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells. Breast cancer is any type of malignant growth in the breast tissue. No one knows exactly why a normal breast cell becomes cancerous but there is a combination of risk factors.

Breast cancer symptoms vary widely from lumps and swelling to skin changes. You may experience nipple tenderness, thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm area, or many breast cancers have no obvious symptoms at all.

Here are some breast cancer prevention steps you can take on your own.

In addition to lifestyle changes, be vigilant about early detection of breast cancer. Start having yearly mammograms at the age of 40. If you notice a new lump or skin changes make an appointment to see your doctor for an evaluation. Your PharmaChoice pharmacist is available to answer any questions you may have.