Here’s a little secret breast cancer doesn’t want you to know: It can be beat.
The key is early detection. Women who spot breast cancer before it’s spread have a 99 percent five-year survival rate, according to the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER).
While a hard lump in your breast—usually fixed to the area around it, and typically not painful—is the most common noticeable symptom of breast cancer, there are other, more unexpected signs. If you experience any of the following, talk to your doctor.