Is this breast cancer?

A friend of mine was feeling some pains in her breasts and thought it was breast cancer. Kindly let me know how to detect breast cancer and what to do about it afterwards

Chinwe (by SMS)

Merely having pains in the breasts or for that matter any part of the body is not an absolute indication of Cancer. Some of the likely signs of Breast Cancer include, the presence of breast lumps, abnormal discharge from the nipples as well as abnormal changes in the skin covering the breasts. In order to detect these abnormalities, self –examination of the breast has been advocated for all young ladies. To learn about self examination for breast cancer, you might need to google the topic or ask for free booklets on the subject at your nearest clinic. It is important to report any abnormality in your breast to your doctor for proper treatment.