Milan. Age: 26.
Breast pain can be a symptom of cancer. If you have any symptoms that worry you, be sure to see your doctor right away. Different people have different symptoms of breast cancer. Some people do not have any signs or symptoms at all.
Lilianna. Age: 25.
Breast cancer symptoms and signs
Most symptomatic women with breast cancer have relatively short diagnostic intervals but a substantial minority experience prolonged journeys to diagnosis. Atypical presentations with symptoms other than breast lump may be responsible. Symptoms were categorised topographically.
Kelsey. Age: 20.
Both men and women have breast tissue. In men, most breast tissue is located behind the nipple. Women have a lot more breast tissue than men - and a much higher rate of breast cancer.
The burden of late presentation is well established in women presenting with advanced breast cancer in Africa. This paper aims to explore the reasons for delayed presentation in Ghanaian women with breast cancer. Eleven 11 women diagnosed with advanced breast cancer were purposively sampled within three years of diagnosis at the palliative care clinic of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ghana.