The chances of women in Colombia developing breast cancer is one in 16.
This form of cancer is the most common form among women; if it is detected on time, however, the chances of beating it are high.
This is one of the reasons why women are encouraged to perform a monthly self-exam and to be aware of any changes in their breasts. The following four signs are the most important warning signs to be aware of when looking for cancer.
- Lumps or changes in the size or shape of the breast
- An inverted nipple or nipple discharge
- Dimples in the breast similar to those of an orange peel, or scaly skin
- Reddening of the breast or swollen breasts
Remember that the time to begin getting clinical breast exams each year is after the age of 40 and that the time to begin annual mammographies is after the age of 50.