What is Breast Cancer?

It is a type of cancer that occurs when some breast cells begin to grow out of control, leading to the formation of or mass that is known as malignant tumor.

Breast cancer risk factors


  • Being overweight or obese
  • Not being physically active
  • Taking birth controls for a long time
  • Not having children or having the first child after the age of 30
  • Hormone therapy after menopause

Factors you cannot change:

  • Being a female
  • Getting older
  • Family medical history

What are some of the breast cancer symptoms that shouldn’t be ignored?

  • A lump in the breast or under arm
  • Change in the size, shape or appearance of a breast
  • Nipple changes
  • Nipple discharge
  • Redness or pitting of the skin over your breast (like the skin of an orange)

How to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer?

  • Exercise for 30 minutes, 5 days a week
  • Avoid taking birth control pills for a long time
  • Having first child at an early age, before 30
  • Avoid being overweight or obese
  • Eat healthy food
  • Avoid hormone treatments after menopause
  • Breastfeeding
  • If you are above 40, mammography is necessary every 2 years

Breast Self-Examination

Who can perform the breast self-examination?

Women of all ages.




Performing a breast self-exam will help you maintain breast health and detect early signs of breast cancer.

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