Southlake, TX, September13, 2019 – Amass or lump in the breast is one of the signs commonly associated with breast cancer in women or men. Breast cancer may cause other changes to the skin and around the breast. If you notice any of those changes, it’s advisable that you visit a doctor.
“We have seen cases where breast cancer doesn’t cause any visible symptoms,” says Dr. Mackey. “However, using a mammogram, a doctor can identify the mass in the breast. Screening for breast cancer according to the doctor’s guidance can help detect the condition early enough and treat it.”
Breast cancer symptoms include:
Skin texture changes – The skin around the areola and nipple may get scaly. The skin may also thicken on any area of the breast.
Nipple discharge – The nipple can produce a thick or thin discharge whose color may vary from clear to yellow to milky, red, or green. While it’s normal for breastfeeding mothers to have a milky discharge, any other discharge requires the doctor’s attention.
Dimpling – This might signal inflammatory breast cancer. Breast cancer cells may cause lymph fluid to accumulate in the breast, which may cause the skin to swell, dimple, or pitted.
Changes in lymph nodes – If cancer cells leave the breast, they first build up around the underarm lymph node area of the side of the affected breast. So, it’s common to notice swollen lumps in the armpit and at times at the collarbone.
Breast or nipple pain – Breast cancer may cause changes around the skin cells, leading to feelings of discomfort, pain, and tenderness in the breast.
“If a person experiences any of these symptoms, it is good to consult the doctor and get screened right away,” says Dr. Mackey. “After detecting breast cancer, the doctor might treat it using surgery, hormone therapy, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy.”
Other that offering suitable treatment, a reputable breast cancer clinic in Texas will also provide emotional support and nutritional guidance to breast cancer patients.
About Southlake Oncology
Southlake Oncology, located in the Southlake and Grapevine area is a community-focused oncology practice that delivers exceptional care to North Texas cancer patients with a variety of cancer diagnoses and blood disorders. Like the other Choice Cancer Care facilities, we are an independent treatment center that is physician-owned.