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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Is Breast Cancer Painful?

Posted by Prahallad Panda on 8:00 PM Comments

The arrow on this mammogram points to a small ...Image of Mamogram in Breast Cancer The main symptom that brings one to a doctor is pain. In that sense pain is a good symptom, which compels a person to attend a doctor.
The tragedy is that no cancer is painful in the early stage, so also the breast cancer. That is why cancer patients come in late to the doctor. In rural India ladies are shy enough to talk about something related to breast;and resist themselves to consult a doctor if there is a painless abnormality.
That is why, there a lot of campaign for self examination of breast for suspected lesion, which is very much accessible to self. Still many take long time to express their problem, when it comes to breast cancer.
There are several other accessible organs like skin, testis and anal region; where early diagnosis of cancer is possible.
It would have been better, if cancer more so the breast cancer would have been causing pain from the early stage.That could have saved many lives.

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