Other possible signs of breast cancer are having a swollen breast, having irritated, red, thickening or dimpled skin on the breast, having pain in the breast or nipple, having a breast nipple turning inward, and having discharge from the nipple (other than breast milk for nursing mothers). A person may notice a lump or swelling in his or her arm pit or collar bone if the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes found there. Breast cancer affects one in eight women living in the United States during their lives. Breast cancer kills more women in the United States than any cancer except lung cancer. In 2012, an estimated 232,340 new cases of i... ... middle of paper ... ...ostate, Skin.
It w3as said by the Texas Heart Institute that this disease kills more women over 65 than all cancers combined. Many times women are less likely to survive a heart attack than men are. The reason behind this could be that heart attack symptoms in women are sometimes different from those experienced by men. A woman having a heart attack may only feel pain in the arm or back, they may have some nausea or light-headedness. Shortness of breathe can also be a factor.
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