A year-old woman discovered she had breast cancer after watching a TikTok video on how to self check your breasts. After watching the clip, Katie Claydon, from Barnsley in Yorkshire, decided to conduct her own self check, and found an abnormal lump. After getting the lump checked out, she was diagnosed with breast cancer just weeks ago. Speaking to the Examiner Live about her experience, Katie - who works as a communications assistant within the NHS - said: "I wasn't too concerned when I first found the lump.
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Breast cancer is cancer that develops from breast tissue. Risk factors for developing breast cancer include being female, obesity , a lack of physical exercise, alcoholism , hormone replacement therapy during menopause , ionizing radiation , an early age at first menstruation , having children late in life or not at all, older age, having a prior history of breast cancer, and a family history of breast cancer. The balance of benefits versus harms of breast cancer screening is controversial. A Cochrane review found that it was unclear if mammographic screening does more harm than good, in that a large proportion of women who test positive turn out not to have the disease. Outcomes for breast cancer vary depending on the cancer type, the extent of disease , and the person's age. Breast cancer most commonly presents as a lump that feels different from the rest of the breast tissue. Another symptom complex of breast cancer is Paget's disease of the breast.
A Brief History of Breast Cancer
A Michigan Medicine breast oncologist offers advice to help newly diagnosed patients navigate the early days of evaluation and developing a treatment plan. Before the news can sink in, a procession of physicians from different specialties follows — with each doctor sharing a mountain of information using a new and sometimes scary vocabulary. Morikawa explains the most important details to emphasize during those early conversations:.
Click to see larger diagrams of the anterior view image icon and cross-section view image icon of the breast. Breast cancer is a disease in which cells in the breast grow out of control. There are different kinds of breast cancer. The kind of breast cancer depends on which cells in the breast turn into cancer. Breast cancer can begin in different parts of the breast.