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Other possible symptoms of breast cancer include:Swelling of all or part of a breast (even if no distinct lump is felt)Skin irritation or dimpling (sometimes looking like an orange peel)Breast or nipple pain.Nipple retraction (turning inward)Redness, scaliness, or thickening of the nipple or breast skin.More items...

The average 5-year survival rate for people with breast cancer is 90%. The average 10-year survival rate is 83%. If the cancer is located only in the breast, the 5-year relative survival rate of people with breast cancer is 99%. Sixty-one percent (61%) of cases are diagnosed at this stage.

Women with certain risk factors are more likely than others to develop breast cancer. A risk factor is something that may increase the chance of getting a disease. Some risk factors (such as drinking alcohol) can be avoided. But most risk factors (such as having a family history of breast cancer) can't be avoided.

It is the excessive cell growth that causes cancer. Breast cancer usually starts in the inner lining of milk ducts or the lobules that supply them with milk. From there, it can spread to other parts of the body.Nov 27, 2017

Signs of Inflammatory Breast Cancer. This rare, fast-growing type rarely causes a distinct lump. Instead, breast skin can become thick, red, and look pitted, like an orange peel. The area might also feel warm or tender and have small bumps that look like a rash.Oct 15, 2017

The following are steps you can take to lower your risk:Limit alcohol. The more alcohol you drink, the greater your risk of developing breast cancer. ... Don't smoke. ... Control your weight. ... Be physically active. ... Breast-feed. ... Limit dose and duration of hormone therapy. ... Avoid exposure to radiation and environmental pollution.

The following foods are considered part of a healthful diet in general, and they may help to prevent the development or progression of breast cancer:a wide variety of colorful fruits and vegetables.foods rich in fiber, such as whole grains, beans, and legumes.low-fat milk and dairy products.soybean-based products.More items...

Breast Massages May Prevent Cancer, Study Says. An erotic massage is both healthy and sexy — making it a win for you and your partner. A revelation in science suggests that a simple squeeze of the breasts may help prevent malignant cells from triggering breast cancer.Jun 7, 2013

It's not true. Touching or massaging breasts does not make them grow. There's a lot of wrong information about breast development out there. Some of the things you may hear are outright cons — like special creams or pills that make breasts bigger.