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Whether your friend or family member is newly diagnosed or in the midst of treatment, she's unlikely to be wowed by vague offers or having to do your thinking for you. She may not want that tuna casserole or to hear about what treatment your Aunt Phyllis had either.
They may be told that if a breast lump hurts or is sore, it probably isn’t cancer.
To find out whether this urban legend holds any truth, we checked with Beth Overmoyer, MD, FACP, of the Susan F. Between 2 and 7 percent of patients with a painful lump in their breast will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
Not only will her raw and real voice inspire you, but you’ll feel as if you have a friend who truly understands how you’re feeling.
Breast Cancer Care is a UK-based nonprofit that provides guides on breast cancer, treatment, and support.
It’s unclear why some breast cancers are painful and others aren’t, but pain is not an indication of cancer being more or less aggressive.
For women who drink the equivalent of one small glass of wine or beer per day (around 10 grams of alcohol), pre-menopausal breast cancer risk increases by five per cent and post-menopausal breast cancer risk increases by nine per cent, according to the new report.
The findings are based on an analysis of 119 studies, including data on 12 million women and 260,000 breast cancer cases.
The report also highlights the importance of exercise in minimizing the risk of developing breast cancer both for pre- and post-menopausal women.
Early detected breast cancer is often “mobile,” meaning that it can be moved within the breast tissue.
This is actually a good sign, because cancerous lumps that are “fixed” to the skin of the breast or the chest wall are often associated with a more advanced cancer that has involved other parts of the breast, not just the fatty tissue.