According to the experts from American Cancer Society there are going to be around new 250,000 cases of breast cancer among American women by the end of 2016. Around 40,500 of them are probably not going to make it. This shows that breast cancer became one of the most common cancer types among women. 1 in 8 women are likely to develop it during their lifetime.
If you know the signs and symptoms them you will be able to detect cancer in its early phase, thus the treatment will be easier and successful.
These are the most common signs of breast cancer you must not ignore:
1.Change in bladder or bowels
Breast cancer can cause hormone changes which will dry out the urethra, making it difficult for you to control the bladder. Leaking urine during coughing, laughing, sneezing, or exercising, experiencing sudden and urgent need to urinate, and also urination which take longer than usual are a common sign of breast cancer.
2.Cough or sore throat which will not subside
Breast cancer can spread to the lungs and can be easily detected by a prolonged cough and hoarseness. Almost in 60-70% of women that were diagnosed with breast cancer had the cancer spread to their lungs. The most common symptoms are dry cough and shortness of breath.
3.Unexplained back pain
You might feel a pressure on your ribs and spine or pain in the upper back which feels like it comes from the bones. Immediately consult with your doctor because this can denote that the cancer had spread to the spine.