Breast cancer is a tumor/growth in the breast. This disease mostly affects women but men can have breast cancer as well.

First Signs of Breast Cancer

  • A growth in your breast or armpit that doesn’t disappear
  • You may experience swelling in your armpit or near the collarbone 
  • Pain and sensitivity
  • A sunken or flat area on the breast
  • Breasts may start changing their shape and size
  • Your nipple may look like it’s pulling inward
  • Unusual nipple discharge

Breast Cancer Types and Signs

  1. Ductal Carcinoma

It is the most common cancer. It starts in the ducts. Any symptoms of this disease may go unnoticed. 

  1. Lobular Cancer

It begins in the milk organs called lobules. The signs include swelling in the affected area, and Nipples pointing inwards.

  1. Invasive Breast Cancer

This breast cancer type spreads to the tissues around it. It may cause:

  • A hard to move knob in the armpit or breast
  • Breasts changing their size and shape 
  • Sores on the skin
  • An ache in one spot
  • A thick or redskin/rash 
  1. Metastatic Breast Cancer

This type of cancer spreads to other parts of your body. Symptoms are:

  • Headache
  • Bone pain
  • Affects brain function
  • Breathing difficulties
  • The belly swells
  • Skin or eyes turn yellow 
  • Nausea
  • Muscle weakness
  • Loss of appetite and weight loss
  1. Triple-negative breast cancer

Cancer develops and spreads faster than other types, with typical symptoms.

  1. Male breast cancer

Men’s breast cancer is about 1% of all breast cancer. The signs are;

  • A thick spot in the breast or armpit
  • The color of the breast changes
  • Paget’s cancer 
  • A crusted or scaly nipple skin
  • The discharges from the nipple are bloody or yellow
  • Inverted nipple
  • Itchiness
  1. Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • A warm and reddish breast
  • An inverted nipple
  • Nipple discharge 
  • Dimpled skin 
  1. Papillary Carcinoma

It is a rare type. Signs include:

  • A small, hard growth 
  • Bloody release from the nipple

Breast Cancer Recurrence

  • The disease can return after treatment, in either the same breast, or any part of your body
  • The tumor is most likely to return in the first two years after surgery 
  • It is essential to talk to your doctor if you notice any swelling in your breast or armpit.