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Don’t be Alarmed. Be Informed!

The thought of finding a lump in the breast can be daunting.  Knowing when breast changes occur is a critical factor in the early detection of breast cancer.  This article from http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/screening/understanding-breast-changes/page1/AllPages explains what breast changes you should be on the lookout for.

Breast Changes

  • A lump or thick firm tissue near your breast or under your arm
  • Nipple discharge
  • Nipple changes
  • The skin on your breast, or nipple becomes itchy, scaly, red, or swollen
  • Shape or size of your breast has changed

If you do experience any of the breast changes listed above you should contact your doctor.  Don’t assume you have cancer.  Breast changes are very common and often are not cancerous but it’s important to have them checked.  They physicians of Dominion Internal Medicine have a history of diagnosis & treatment plans to best fit your personal needs.  Please call us today if you have concerns or questions.  Don’t wait.  540-878-5408 or visit www.dominioninternalmedicine.com.

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