If you notice specific changes in your breast, they could be a sign of breast cancer. One in eight women in the United States develops breast cancer every year. While the disease is curable if detected at the right time, it can still cause significant damage to your body and life.
Belviq, a weight-loss drug, has been receiving various lawsuits. Patients who took Belviq complained about developing breast cancer and other side effects. If you are one of them, you deserve compensation for your medical bills and other damages, something which a Belviq cancer lawyer can help you with.
Warning signs of breast cancer caused by Belviq
1. Breast lumps or lumpiness
Breasts are often lumpy and have a lumpy texture. These lumps are just the natural breast tissue and nothing to worry about most of the time. Some women have more lumpy breasts than others, which is again not a reason to worry about. If you can feel the lumpiness with your hand and it feels the same as your other breast, then it is perfectly normal.
However, if you suddenly start feeling lumps that are harder than before, maybe you need to get them checked. Sudden hard lumps in your breasts are one of the first signs of breast cancer development. Go to a doctor if you experience the following.
- Find a new lump that feels different from the rest of the breast.
- Find a new lump that feels different from your other breast.
- Feel something new you have not felt before.
2. Nipple discharge
Nipple discharge can often result from reasons that do not have a severe underlying condition. A woman can experience nipple discharge due to squeezing the nipples or an infection. You should see a doctor if you experience the following symptoms.
- If discharge occurs without squeezing the nipple.
- If your discharge contains blood.
- If you experience discharge from only one breast and not the other.
No matter the reason, you should never take an unusual nipple discharge lightly. If it is not cancer, it may be another serious health condition.
3. Swelling in your armpit or near your collarbone
If you are experiencing swelling in your armpit or/and near your collarbone, it could mean that breast cancer tissues have spread to the lymph nodes in those areas. Swelling can start before or after you start feeling a lump in your breast. Therefore, it is best to get diagnosed by a doctor rather than self-examination.
4. Changes in your nipple
Breast cancer can result in various changes in your nipples, including:
- Pulled inward
- Develops sores
If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms subsequently after taking Belviq, you could be at the risk of developing breast cancer. Get yourself diagnosed by a medical professional today.