One myth of breast cancer is that is does not hurt. Most of the time breast pain comes from non-cancer causes, such as hormonal changes. With IBC there is pain involved more so than other types of breast cancer.
Breast problems in women include a variety of benign and malignant disorders. Breast pain, nipple discharge and a solid mass are the most common breast problems about which every woman must be aware.
Breast pain is very common, perhaps all women have it at some time. It is common to have painful, heavy, swollen breasts before a menstrual cycle. Both breasts get affected at the same time and one may feel some kind of discomfort in the armpit or upper arm. In some women, the pain is so severe that they might have to have to wear a bra at night. The problem usually starts in the 20s and 30s, and ends by menopause.
Breast tenderness occurs due to the many changes which your breasts undergo during your pregnancy. Your breasts begin to grow and change in preparation to feeding your baby. Your breasts are growing and the breast skin is stretching (which may cause stretch marks and sagginess). During your first pregnancy your breasts may grow up to two cup sizes. You may feel itching all over your breasts and a great sensitivity in your nipples.
Daily massage can help ease the breast pain by increasing the circulation to your breasts. Here is how you do it. Place your hands on your breasts with your fingers spread and your nipples in your palms. Squeeze and release your fingers as you massage the circumstances of your breasts.
A nursing mother should wear a supportive maternity bra. Bras support the breast and make women feel comfortable. To other women instead of feeling pain in her breast, they complain of abdominal pain which is due to the contractions of the uterus. These pains come on when the baby starts to suckle. Suckling can thus help to reduce uterus back to its normal size, known as involution.
Chinese Herbal Therapy In a study done at Penn State University, a daily dose of garlic was shown to minimize the incidence of breast cancer in mice injected with the carcinogen. In fact, breast cancer affected 90 percent of the rats fed a normal (non-garlic) diet, while only 35 percent of the mice who ate garlic for 2 weeks before and after the injection contracted the disease.
No one knows exactly what causes breast cancer, but we do know that certain risk factors – things that increase a person’s chance of getting a disease – are linked to breast cancer. Risk factors change depending on the type of cancer. There are a number of risk factors, both controllable and uncontrollable, which may increase the chances of developing breast cancer.
Cancer of the breast can also represent itself as a metastatic disease meaning that it can spread to other areas in the body. The common places it spreads to are the bones, the liver, the lungs and the brain. Rapid unexpected weight loss can be another symptom of this type of cancer, as well as chills bone and joint pain.