There’s a reason so many professional and college athletes have been sporting pink shoes, undershirts and sweatbands during the month of October—it’s breast cancer awareness month.
Medically speaking, from St. George, Utah to Salt Lake City, though each and every lawyer here at Robert J. DeBry generally deals with lawsuits involving medical malpractice and drug injury, we’re excited for what the future has in store for the fight against breast cancer.
Though our overall contribution to the hunt for a long-lasting cure for the disease is minimal, seeing as how breast cancer’s survival rate is nearly 100 percent when quickly detected, we feel it necessary to offer up a few tips for the early detection of breast cancer.
More often than not, people who have breast cancer—beforehand, at least—experience anywhere between one or two of breast cancer’s most common symptoms. Needless to say, whenever a sign or symptom is discovered, a healthcare professional should immediately be contacted so as to properly identify the validity of any concerns.
- The following are the most common of breast cancer indications:
- Uncommon nipple tenderness, swelling or even inversion
- Nipple discharge when breastfeeding isn’t taking place
- Roughened skin and enlarged pores
- Lumps on the breasts
The best way to discover any of the aforementioned dangers is through routine, monthly self-breast examinations. If something seems out of the ordinary, make it a point to speak with an experienced medical doctor.
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