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.

 

body.

change shape, and the nipple may

 

 

 

release discharge.

 

 

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