What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the growth

The first sign of breast cancer is a

This is a topic of some contro-

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of malignant tumor cells in

small painless lump or thickening

versy. It is impossible to make a


breast tissue; these cells

in the breast tissue or near the

blanket statement; advantages


can invade skin and nearby

axilla. The lump may be too small

and disadvantages of massage


muscles. If they invade

to palpate, but may show on a

for the breast cancer patient


lymph nodes, they can me-

mammogram. Later, the skin may

must be weighed on a case-by-


tastasize to the rest of the

change texture, the nipple may

case basis.



change shape, and the nipple may




release discharge.



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