Health Tip of the Week, sponsored by Baton Rouge General: Breast cancer doesn’t always begin with a lump

When thinking of breast cancer, most people think of finding that telltale lump in the breast, but one in six people don’t report having a lump when diagnosed. Visual symptoms or changes noticed when looking in the mirror or by a partner can be key in helping detect cancer early. A few things to look out for are nipple changes like discharge or bleeding, breast dimpling, or swollen lymph nodes in the armpit. When detected early, breast cancer survival rates are higher, which is why annual mammograms are so important in addition to paying attention to changes in your body. Learn more about the signs of breast cancer.