Breast cancer

And how to detect it

What is breast cancer?

Cancer which develops from breast tissue and is an uncontrolled growth of breast cells. The reason why this cancer occurs is a result of mutations, anomalous changes in the responsible genes for controlling the growth of cells and keeping the cells healthy.

Signs of breast cancer

The first noticeable sign of breast cancer is knot that feels different from the rest of the breast. In the most cases the breas cancer is discovered when women feels this lump. Knots found in lymph nodes in the armpits may indicate breast cancer.



The following changes in the breast may also be a sign of breast cancer:

  • swelling of all or part of the breast
  • skin irritation or dimpling
  • breast pain
  • nipple pain or the nipple turning inward
  • redness, scaliness, or thickening of the nipple or breast skin
  • a nipple discharge other than breast milk
  • a lump in the underarm area

Detection

The traditional method is to visit the doctor. Another one recommended by doctors is touching the breast and looking for irregularities.

Another way of detecting it's by wearing a bra which detects breast cancer. It's a new method, still in research, but basically the bra scans the temperature of the breast and detects irregular temperatures.

Having anomalous cells in the mammary glands, the body needs to send more blood to that part of the body. By this way the temperature of this organ increases.

When bra detecs irregularities an alert is send to the wearer, so that the wearer have an early prevention.