Breast cancer is cancer that starts in the tissues of the breast.Breast cancer is rare in men, accounting for less than 1% of all cases. Breast cancer is the second most common cause of death from cancer in women. Breast cancer usually starts off in the inner lining of milk ducts or the lobules that supply them with milk.Breast cancer rates are much higher in developed nations compared to developing ones.
Any changes in the texture of breast tissue
Change in the size, shape, or feel of the breast or nipple
Nipple discharge that starts suddenly
an area of thickened tissue in the woman’s breast, or a lump.
A swelling (lump) in one of the armpits
The nipple-skin or breast-skin may have started to peel, scale or flake.
Chemotherapy medicines to kill cancer cells
Radiation therapy to destroy cancerous tissue
Surgery to remove cancerous tissue — a lumpectomy removes the breast lump; mastectomy removes all or part of the breast and possible nearby structures
Biological therapy (targeted drug therapy)