What Are the Early Signs of Breast Cancer?

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Breast cancer is the second most common cancer found in women — after skin cancer — but that doesn’t mean men aren’t at risk as well. Although the percentage of cases in men is much lower than in women, male breast cancer accounts for a portion of new cases every year. The disease has no barriers when it comes to gender, ethnicity or race, and anyone could potentially develop it, particularly if they have certain risk factors, such as prior oral contraceptive or hormone use, genetic factors and family history.

Fortunately, scientists and researchers have made great strides in the treatment of breast cancer. Being vigilant and watching for the early signs of breast cancer is one of the most effective steps in successful treatment. Detecting breast cancer in the early stages before it progresses very far often leads to positive outcomes.