Not every lump or bump that you feel in your breast is cancer, so lets talk about some of the more common mimickers of breast cancer that just might freak you out!
While there are a ton of things that can mimic breast cancer, you should always be hypervigilant for the possibility of actual breast cancer. Make sure that you do your monthly BSE (Breast Self Exam), have a yearly clinical breast exam by your doctor and have breast imaging (usually mammogram) when recommended, usually starting at the age of 40. Signs of breast cancer can include:
- A palpable lump that is firm, irregular and does not move.
- Breast redness and/or inflammation.
- Skin dimpling.
- Nipple retraction.
- Enlarged lymph nodes under the arm pits.
If you didn’t catch Dr. J and I on The Ed Lover Show talking about breast cancer, you can check it out right HERE