私は医者だ – これが 3 ほとんどの人が見逃している乳がんの盲点

CHECKING your breasts on a regular basis is key.

それの訳は examining your boobs can help spot signs of 乳癌 one of the most common kinds of the illness in the UK.

Dr Karan Rajan took to TikTok to help his followers detect breast cancer blind spots

Dr Karan Rajan took to TikTok to help his followers detect breast cancer blind spotsクレジット: tiktok/drkaranr
The GP explained that breast cancer can develop in the armpit - even though it's not part of the breast

The GP explained that breast cancer can develop in the armpiteven though it’s not part of the breastクレジット: drkaranr/tiktok

While you might think you’re a pro when it comes to checking yourself out, one doctor has revealed there are blind spots that many people miss.

に取る チクタク, GP Dr Karan Rajan 投稿した helpful video guide to where you need to take notice of.

He said the armpit is one area many people fail to check.

During the video he references a diagram of the breast and points to the part of the chest where the breast joins to the armpit.

“ご覧のように, there is a tail of breast tissue which extends to the underarm area.

This is important because breast cancers can develop in the auxiliary taileven though it doesn’t seem like part of the breast,” 彼が説明しました.

The second place he said people often miss out when checking, is the collarbone.

The breast tissue and the associated lymph nodes run under the collar bone area so make sure you check here,” 彼が追加した.

最後に, the third area that Dr Rajan said can be a blind spotis behind the nipple.

Many people who are diagnosed with 乳癌 will experience a change in their nipplebut when the is behind the nipple, you might not detect the issue.

That’s why it’s key that if you spot anything that’s unusual for you, to see your GP.

In the UK there are around 56,000 cases of the illness each year.

Around one in seven 女性 in the UK will be diagnosed with breast in their lifetime, with this figure being one in eight in the US.

Checking ourselves is imperative, as the earlier the illness is detected, the faster it can be treated and the better chance you have of survival.

But knowing what you should be feeling for when it comes to a lump can be confusing.

The signs of breast cancer you need to know

Dr Rajan said there are three signs people often miss when checking their breasts, these are:

  1. The armpit
  2. The collarbone
  3. Back of the nipple.

But what are the other signs you should be looking for?

  1. Lump or swelling in the breast, upper chest or armpit
  2. Change to the skin such as puckering or dimpling
  3. Change in the colour of the breastit might look red or inflamed
  4. A change in the nippledoes it look inverted?
  5. Rash or crusting around the nipple
  6. Unusual discharge from the nipple
  7. Changes in size or shape of the breast

Dr Zoe Williams previously explained how to check your breasts.

彼女は言いました: “When it comes to checking your breasts, strictly speaking there is no right or wrong way.

What’s most important is that you do it regularly, ideally once a month, to get to know your breasts and what is normal for you.

It is only by being familiar with “our normal” that we are likely to identify if there is a change.

So whether you check them in bed, in the shower or in the gym changing rooms, it doesn’t matter.

しかしながら, it is important to know what you are looking for, 彼女は言いました.

Look at the breasts, ideally both from the front and the side, looking for any changes in shape or size, or for any lumps, skin changes or changes to the skin of the breast or nipple.

It’s also important to feel all of the breast tissue.

Another expert, Dr Arif Kamal, a chief patient officer at the American Cancer Society said in most cases, a lump often feels like a round, hard area.

The expert said that this can either be deep in the tissue, or toward the skin itself.

Typically it is not painful. It’s typically not easily movable but oftentimes fixed in a particular space, meaning it doesn’t shift in its location all that easily.

In terms of shape, it is oftentimes round but sometimes it can be a little bit more irregular than that,” 彼は言った HuffingtonPost.

When it comes to past experience, Dr Kamal said that many people have said their lump has felt like a pea in a pod, or even a frozen pea.


ほとんどの時間, he said these lumps have been on the smaller side, but have the same texture as the vegetable.

“It’s generally on the smoother side for texture, generally more firm, generally not painful. And it generally does not feel like a cyst, which feels like a fluid collection – although even if a person feels a fluid collection, they should report that to their clinical team as well,” 彼が追加した.