Carmen: "Every man and woman should know these signs for breast cancer"

Carmen: "Every man and woman should know these signs for breast cancer"

Ending off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with some important information.

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It's the last day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Carmen Reddy is shedding light on this incredibly significant health concern that affects millions of individuals worldwide.

Contrary to popular belief, breast cancer affects all humans, irrespective of gender.

While it is more commonly associated with women, men can also develop breast cancer. Knowing the signs can save lives, not just for you but your partner too. Therefore, it is crucial for everyone to be well-informed about this disease and aware of the signs to look out for.

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Carmen Reddy checks in with Dr Nerissa Moodley from Skin Couture to find out more.  Listen here

for the scoop.  

Here are the top five things you need to practice to prevent breast cancer: 

  • Breast self-exams
  • Regular mammograms 
  • Find out about your family history 
  • Open dialogues with people to spread awareness on this matter 
  • Promote a healthy lifestyle overall

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According to Moto Healthcare, these are symptoms of breast cancer: 

  • General pain in or on any part of the breast (although most breast cancers present as lumps without pain)
  • Irritated or itchy breasts
  • Presence of a lump in or near the breast or in the underarm area
  • Thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm area
  • A change in the size or shape of the breast
  • A dimple or puckering in the skin of the breast making it look like the skin of an orange
  • An inverted nipple (nipple turned inward into the breast)
  • Bloody discharge from, or scaly, red, or swollen skin on the breast, nipple, or areola (the dark skin around the nipple)
  • Changes in how the breast feels (hardness, tenderness or unusual warmth)
  • Skin changes, such as swelling, redness, or other visible differences in one or both breasts


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