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About Breast Cancer

Breast Self-Awareness

The signs of breast cancer are not the same for all women. 
Know how your breasts normally look and feel. 

 

What to watch for:

  • Lump, hard knot or thickening
  • Swelling, warmth, redness or darkening
  • Change in size or shape of the breast
  • Dimpling or puckering of the skin
  • Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple
  • Pulling in of your nipple or other parts of the breast
  • Nipple discharge that starts suddenly
  • New pain in one spot that does not go away

Early Detection

Getting screened regularly is the best way for women to lower their risk of dying from breast cancer. Screening tests can find breast cancer early, when it's most treatable. Five-year relative survival rates for early stage cancers are up to 99% in the US, versus 74% when Komen started.

For in-depth information on breast cancer, click on www.komen.org.  This site also has information on male breast cancer.