Seven early symptoms of breast cancer

- Dr. Sreehari Pillai

Did you know that breast cancer can have symptoms related to breasts, before it begins to spread? Women should be aware of these eight symptoms.

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How does cancer occur?

- Dr. Sreehari Pillai

Most cancers start as a disruption in the genes of one cell. This cell then divides to form a group of defective cells called a clone. Cancer cells in this clone appear normal, but they have one key defect. They cannot stop dividing and growing. Body has immune mechanisms to detect cells with defective genes and destroy those

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What is cancer screening?

- Dr. Sreehari Pillai

These are simple measures for early cancer detection before it destroys the organ and spreads to surrounding areas. Different cancers require different methods to detect them in the early stages. For example, breast cancer can be detected by mammography by the time it has grown to the size of a pea.

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