In the United States of America, one in eight women are affected by Invasive breast cancer; It is the type of cancer with the highest incidence among women. Early detection of cancer, significantly increases the chances of treatment being successful. According to the American Cancer Society, by the end of 2016, 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in America and 40,450 cases will be terminal.
Here is the list of the early symptoms and signs of invasive breast cancer:
CHANGE IN AN EXISTING MOLE OR A NEW MOLE
Moles on the skin are usually linked to skin cancer, although they are also symptoms of breast cancer. This was researched and confirmed in a study that involved 89,902 women, aged 40-65 years old. Their medical records were followed for a duration of 18 years, the amount of moles on each participant were recorded at the earlier stage of the study. The study showed that women with more moles have a 13% higher risk of breast cancer than women who had no moles. It was later discovered that 5,956 of them had breast cancer.
PROLONGED HOARSE THROAT OR A COUGH
This is a symptom when cancer spreads to the lungs. According to statistics, 60-70% of terminally ill breast cancer patients have cancer in the lungs. The most common symptoms to be mindful of is a dry cough and shortness of breath.
UNEXPLAINED BACK PAIN
Back pain is also a common symptom of Invasive breast cancer. It is a common symptom affecting 8 in 10 people; the pain usually indicates the tumors forming. Invasive breast cancer back pain is characterized by pressure on the spine and ribs, or intense pain localized in the upper back, this may also be an indicator that cancer has spread.
A common symptom or sign of various types of cancer is fatigue. The type of fatigue related to this illness cannot be cured by rest or sleep and it is accompanied by other symptoms like depression, pain, disturbance and sleep. Fatigue as a result of cancer is not linked to physical strain, and it is as a result of the chemical imbalance in the body. According to scientists, this chemical imbalance is caused by the Cancer.
BLADDER OR BOWELS CHANGES
The hormonal changes caused by breast cancer leases to the drying of the urethra. This leads to incontinence and it is characterized with urine leaking when exercising, coughing, sneezing or laughing and also sudden need to pee, plus delayed urination. If you are noticing any of these symptoms, consult your doctor.