Breast cancer is cancer where the cells in the breasts grow out of control. After skin cancer, breast cancer is one of the leading forms of cancer diagnosed in women. Although breast cancer can occur in men, it is far more common in women. The breast consists of three main parts: the lobules which are the milk producing glands, the ducts which transport milk to the nipples and the connective tissue (which consists of fibrous and fatty tissue) surrounds and holds everything together. Most breast cancers begin in the ducts or lobules and can spread outside the breast through blood vessels and lymph vessels. When breast cancer spreads to other parts of the body, it is said to have metastasized. The most recognized symptom of breast cancer is a lump or mass in the breast tissue. In addition to finding a lump, every woman should also be aware of other changes to the breast or nipple. The symptoms of breast cancer may vary depending on the type that one contracts. Some common, early warning signs of breast cancer include: Skin changes, such as swelling, redness, or other visible differences in one or both breasts An increase in size or change in shape of the breast(s) Changes in the appearance of one or both nipples Nipple discharge other than breast milk Generalpainin/on any part of the breast Lumps or nodes felt on or inside of the breast Invasive breast cancer Breast cancers that have spread into surrounding breast tissue are known asinvasive breast cancer. The two most common types areinvasive ductal carcinomaandinvasive lobular carcinoma. The general symptoms of invasive cancer include: A lump or mass in the breast Swelling of all or part of the breast, even if no lump is felt Skin irritation or dimpling Breast or nipple pain Nipple retraction (turning inward) The nipple or breast skin appears red, scaly, or thickened Nipple discharge A lump or swelling in the underarm lymph nodes Invasive ductal carcinoma – Is cancer that develops when cancer cells grow outside the ducts into other parts of the breast tissue. This type of cancer does not cause any symptoms. Rarely, a woman may feel a lump in the breast or have nipple discharge. However, most cases are detected with a mammogram. Invasive lobular carcinoma – Is when cancer cells spread from the lobules to the breast tissues that are close by. This type of cancer does not cause symptoms and cannot be seen with a mammogram. This condition is usually found when a doctor is doing a breast biopsy for another reason, such as to investigate an unrelated breast lump. If a person has LCIS, the breast cells will appear abnormal under a microscope. Inflammatory breast cancer Unlike other breast cancers, inflammatory breast cancer(IBC) rarely causes breast lumps. Therefore, a breast self-exam, clinical breast exam, or even a mammogram may notdetect it. Ultrasounds may also miss inflammatory breast cancer. However, the changes to the surface of the breast caused by inflammatory breast cancer can be seen with the naked eye. Symptoms include: Red, swollen, itchy breast that is tender to the touch The surface of the breast may take on a ridged or pitted appearance, similar to an orange peel (often called peau d’orange) Heaviness, burning, or aching in one breast One breast is visibly larger than the other Inverted nipple (facing inward) No mass is felt with a breast self-exam Swollen lymph nodes under the arm and/or above the collarbone Symptoms unresolved after a course of antibiotics Metastatic breast cancer Metastatic breast cancersymptoms depend on the part of the body to which the cancer has spread and itsstage. Sometimes, metastatic disease may not cause any symptoms. If the breast or chest wall is affected, symptoms may include pain, nipple discharge, or a lump or thickening in the breast or underarm. If the bones are affected, symptoms may include pain, fractures, constipation or decreased alertness due to high calcium levels. If tumors form in the lungs, symptoms may include shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, coughing, chest wall pain or extreme fatigue. If the liver is affected, symptoms may include nausea, extreme fatigue, increased abdominal girth, swelling of the feet and hands due to fluid collection and yellowing or itchy skin. If breast cancer spreads to the brain or spinal cord and forms tumors, symptoms may include pain, confusion, memory loss, headache, blurred or double vision, difficulty with speech, difficulty with movement or seizures. Male breast cancer Male breast cancersymptoms can be similar to those experienced by women and may include: Lumps in the breast, usually painless Thickening of the breast Changes to the nipple or breast skin, such as dimpling, puckering or redness Discharge of fluid from the nipples Early detection is key in the treatment of breast cancer. Women should conduct a self-breast examination at least once a month or have a mammogram done to detect any growing lumps.

Ashanti at Hodges Bay Resort Antigua, where she celebrated her birthday.

R&B singer Ashanti is no stranger to the Caribbean and judging from her Instagram posts, seemed to have had the time of her life during her most recent trip to Antigua and Barbuda. The Grammy-winning artist turned 40 on October 13 and chose to celebrate the milestone while enjoying the sun, sea and sand in the two-island state. Like a true celebrity, she commemorated the milestone in fine style with relatives and some of her closest friends. View this post on Instagram 😱😱😱 OMG I thought he was gonna drop me!!!! 😨😨😩😩🙈📸 @fliphd_life @hodgesbay_antigua @beaurevetravel @dreamyachtcharter A post shared by Ashanti (@ashanti) on Oct 17, 2020 at 2:54pm PDT Rapper Flo Rida was among those who journeyed to Antigua for Ashanti's birthday festivities. The group stayed at the Hodges Bay Resort. According to owner Jeff Wellemeyer, since news of Ashanti's stay was made public, three other celebrities have also announced plans to travel to Antigua and Barbuda and have made arrangements to stay at Hodges Bay. View this post on Instagram 🥳🥳🥳 @hodgesbay_antigua A post shared by Ashanti (@ashanti) on Oct 13, 2020 at 10:29am PDT Wellemeyer said the celebrated recording artiste recorded scenes for an upcoming music video during her recent vacation in Antigua. View this post on Instagram I just stay in the cut... 💕 📸 @pgsilver @hodgesbay_antigua A post shared by Ashanti (@ashanti) on Oct 17, 2020 at 5:28pm PDT Meanwhile, the Gaston Browne administration has since been accused of having a double standard as it relates to enforcing rules and regulations put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19. Residents of the Hodges Bay and Royal Estate areas said they were rattled by fireworks thinking it was gunshots that interrupted the peacefulness of the night as late as 1:30am. View this post on Instagram A lil strawberry short cake 🍓🍓 #bday recap 🎉🎉🎉♎️ #shanbdayweek hair @iam_jonathan_ @hodgesbay_antigua 10/13 A post shared by Ashanti (@ashanti) on Oct 16, 2020 at 11:57am PDT Chair of the United Progressive Party, Gisele Isaac, said while the government continues to complain about the prevalence of private parties being held in Antigua, they seemed to have no issue with gatherings being hosted by visiting celebrities. She said local businesses are struggling and dying because of "the Government's knees on their necks."


Kim Théodore and Kim Théodore as Wyclef Jean / Video credit: Kim Théodore

A very specialbirthday giftfor Wyclef Jean, whose51st birthday took placeon October 17th. Kim Théodore, a veryskilledfemalemakeup artist, amazedher nearly 60,000 Facebook followers Saturday,by postinga short video in which she artisticallytransformsherself into her fellow-Haitianinternational singer Wyclef Jean. With her brushstrokes, sheaimedto realizeon her own face, theimage of the ex-Fugees's member as a giftfor his51stbirthdaycelebration. All we can say is the result of her work is captivating. Andshe is "flattered" to offer this tothe one she calls a"hero". "I am very flattered and delighted at the same time to transform myself into you, she posted on Facebook. I hope this means something to you and I want to let you know at the same time how much we (Haitians) appreciate you". “Hope this is one of the most important gifts on your birthday. Happy birthday to you hero Wyclef,” she added. As he discovered the artwork, Jean reposted it on his Instagram account with the caption: "Thank you for my Birthday Makeover. WOW!!!" Voir cette publication sur Instagram #repost @kimtheodore_kimmakeup12 ・・・ I am very flattered and delighted at the same time to transform myself to you, I hope it means something to you and want to let you know at the same time how we ( Haitian people) appreciate you. Hopefully this is one of the most significant gift for your birthday. Happy birthday to you Hero @wyclefjean Press play...please share🙏 #jeffreestarcosmetics #jeffreestar #conspiracy #nyxcometicsbaltics #nyxbaltics #hollywood #madrid #manicure #transformationtuesday #halloween #makeupartistworldwide #makeupartis #makeuplooks #makeuplooks #black #blackandwhite#blackisbeautif_ Une publication partagée par Wyclef Jean (@wyclefjean) le 17 Oct. 2020 à 1:43 PDT Artist Kim Théodore is not a beginner. The young woman has already carried out other work availableon her Instagram account, where she has17k followers for now. Her works have already been picked up by internationally recognized platforms such as The Shaderoom.

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A new tropical depression formed Monday morning over the central Atlantic, the latest in a very active hurricane season. The depression has maximum sustained winds near 35 mph (55 kph). But the USNational Hurricane Center says gradual strengthening is expected and the depression could become a tropical storm later in the day or overnight and be near hurricane strength by Thursday. The depression is centered about 720 miles (1,155 kilometres) southeast of Bermuda. If the depression becomes a tropical storm, it would be named Epsilon. This year's hurricane season has had so many storms that the Hurricane Center has turned to the Greek alphabet for storm names after running out of official names.


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Authorities arrested a sexual assault suspect early Monday on the Paramount Pictures studio lot in Hollywood after a two-hour standoff with police, officials said. The suspect, 36-year-old Bryan Gudiel Barrios, works on the studio lot but it is not clear if he is a contractor or employee of Paramount Pictures, Fullerton Police Cpl. Billy Phu said. Barrios is accused of sexually assaulting a minor, Phu said. Barrios was being treated at the hospital after cutting himself with a knife and is expected to survive the wounds. The confrontation began around 10 p.m. Sunday when Fullerton officers attempted to detain Barrios and he pulled out a knife, the Los Angeles Police Department said in Twitter posts. The Fullerton officers used a Taser and requested assistance from the LAPD, who fired so-called less-lethal munitions that were ineffective. At least one LAPD officer fired their gun during the incident at the lot's Melrose Avenuegatebefore Barrios ran onto the lot and barricaded himself inside a building. Barrios was not shot. Officers attempted to negotiate a surrender and around 12:15 a.m. entered the building and took Barrios, who was bleeding from the knife wounds, into custody. No officers were injured. It was not immediately clear if Barrios had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

This image released by Open Road Films shows Kate Walsh, left, and Liam Neeson in a scene from "Honest Thief." Photo:Open Road Films via AP

Liam Neeson's thriller "Honest Thief" stole the top spot at the box office in yet another quiet weekend of movie going. The Open Roads Films movie brought in US$3.7 million in its US debut. The film, starring Neeson as a notorious bank robber who turns himself in but was double crossed by two FBI agents, opened in Canada last week. The film also played well in markets including Miami, Chicago, San Diego and Atlanta, according to the studio. "Honest Thief" overtook "The War with Grandpa," which claimed number one last week. Despite coming in second, the comedy starring Robert De Niro earned US$2.5 million. It has garnered US$7.3 million domestically within a 10-day timespan. Christopher Nolan's "Tenet" came in third with US$1.6 million. The action-thriller starring John David Washington and Robert Pattinson has totaled US$50.6 million in the US.


 Lawyer and author Jeffrey Toobin attends the 2018 PEN Literary Gala in New York on May 22, 2018. Toobin has been suspended by the New Yorker and is stepping away from his job as CNN’s senior legal analyst pending what the cable network is calling a “personal matter.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Author-commentator Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended by the New Yorker and is stepping away from his job as CNN's senior legal analyst pending what the cable network is calling a “personal matter.” Vice reported earlier Monday that Toobin had exposed himself during a Zoom meeting with staffers of the New Yorker and WNYC radio. In a statement Monday afternoon, the New Yorker said Toobin had been “suspended while we investigate the matter.” It declined further comment. According to the Vice report, Toobin said in his Motherboard statement: "I believed I was not visible on Zoom. I thought no one on the Zoom call could see me. I thought I had muted the Zoom video.” The 60-year-old writer and CNN contributor also said it was an “embarrassingly stupid mistake” and apologized to his family and colleagues. A CNN spokesperson said in a statement that "Jeff Toobin has asked for some time off while he deals with a personal issue, which we have granted.” The 60-year-old Toobin has been a New Yorker writer for more than 20 years and joined CNN in 2002. He is the author of several books, most recently “True Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Investigation of Donald Trump," published in August. His other works include “The Run of His Life: The People v. OJ Simpson” and “The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court."

 In this January 24, 2019 file photo, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the tolerance minister of the United Arab Emirates, speaks to The Associated Press in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

The chair of Britain’s Hay literary festival said Sunday the event will not return to Abu Dhabi after one of the festival’s curators alleged that she was sexually assaulted by the tolerance minister of the United Arab Emirates while working with him. Lawyers for the minister later denied her account. Caitlin McNamara alleged she was attacked in February by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, a member of Abu Dhabi’s ruling family, the Sunday Times reported. The Times said McNamara, who had travelled to the UAE to work on the launch of the literary festival there, claimed she was assaulted by the sheikh when they met at a remote island villa. British lawyers for Sheikh Nahyan denied McNamara's account, saying he was “surprised and saddened by this allegation.” The Foreign Ministry of the UAE, a federation of seven sheikhdoms on the Arabian Peninsula also home to Dubai, said it does not comment on personal matters. When asked about the case, Britain's Metropolitan Police confirmed that a woman contacted the force on July 3 to report an allegation of rape, and said an initial statement has been taken from her. The Associated Press does not usually name sexual assault victims, but McNamara agreed to be identified by the Sunday Times, which ran her picture on the front page. Festival chair Caroline Michel said her colleagues are committed to supporting McNamara in seeking legal action and said the festival will not return to Abu Dhabi while the sheikh remains in his post. “What happened to our friend and colleague Caitlin McNamara in Abu Dhabi last February was an appalling violation and a hideous abuse of trust and position," Michel said in a statement. “Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan made a mockery of his ministerial responsibilities and tragically undermined his government’s attempt to work with Hay Festival to promote free speech and female empowerment,” she added. The sheikh’s ministry paid for the four-day festival in Abu Dhabi, which took place in late February and featured several famous authors. Sheikh Nahyan has received international attention as the Emirates hosted Pope Francis and moves toward normalizing ties with Israel while welcoming Jews to this Muslim-ruled nation.


Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts after Getafe's Jaime Mata scored during their Spanish La Liga football match at the Alfonso Perez stadium in Getafe, Spain, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez).

Barcelona lost 1-0 at Getafe in the Spanish league on Saturday for theirfirst defeat this season under new coach Ronald Koeman. Getafe lived up to theirreputation as one of the top defensive sides in Spain and limited the visitors to two scoring opportunities. Lionel Messi hit the upright in the 20th and Antoine Griezmann wasted a great chance on the half-hour mark. After that, Getafe tightened theirmarking and Barcelona didn't threaten again until Djene Dakonam almost scored an own-goal when he cleared a cross onto the crossbar. José Bordalás’ Getafe went ahead in the 56th minute when Jaime Mata converted a penalty kick after Frenkie de Jong fouled Dakonam on the edge of the area while trying to clear a loose ball. The first loss in four league matches this season for Koeman’s team comes before its Champions League opener against Hungarian club Ferencvaros on Tuesday, and the season’s first “clásico” match against Real Madrid next weekend.

Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League football match against Newcastle United  at St. James' Park in Newcastle, England, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (Alex Pantling/Pool via AP).

Bruno Fernandes recovered from a rare penalty miss to set up a late 4-1 Premier League win for Manchester United at Newcastle United on Saturday. The Portugal international, who had never previously failed from 12 yards for United, looked to have passed up the visitors' best chance of victory at St James' Park when Karl Darlow produced a magnificent stop. That spot-kick came after Harry Maguire - fit despite a knock on international duty - cancelled out a second-minute Luke Shaw own goal, with United dominant but set to be frustrated heading into the closing stages. A rapid counter-attack produced the breakthrough moment, though, as Fernandes picked out the top-right corner before Aaron Wan-Bissaka lashed in a third and Marcus Rashford finished the 96th-minute fourth, ensuring United bounced back from the 6-1 defeat to Tottenham with all three points. The latest setback in Shaw's United career had come after just 102 seconds as he toed Emil Krafth's cross past David de Gea following a Newcastle counter. It was a goal befitting a ragged start as United dictated without initially threatening, finding their range after 19 minutes only for Fernandes' stunning strike to be ruled out due to an offside in the build-up. The visitors had their leveller four minutes later, though, as captain Maguire - who missed from point-blank range at the same end of the stadium last season - headed in Juan Mata's corner. De Gea saved well from Allan Saint-Maximin's piledriver, while Darlow dealt with Wan-Bissaka's wayward cross but was then grateful to Jamaal Lascelles for a goal-line clearance from Rashford, who saw another shot parried. Only a sublime stop from De Gea denied Callum Wilson from close range early in the second half, yet Newcastle survived an even greater scare when Jamal Lewis fouled Rashford but Darlow brilliantly repelled Fernandes' spot-kick. Jonjo Shelvey nodded another Maguire header away from the line moments later and Darlow came to the hosts' rescue again with a brave block from Rashford. It looked like that would be enough to preserve a home point until United's late show as Fernandes applied a wonderful finish with four minutes left, before Wan-Bissaka rifled into the roof of the net and finally Rashford swept in number four with time up. What does it mean? Patience pays for Solskjaer's side This did not look like being United's day as Darlow came through a slightly shaky start to deny Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men time and again. The Newcastle goalkeeper, who was hobbling in the closing stages after a challenge with Rashford, made eight saves in all from 28 United attempts - 14 on target - but was helpless in a frantic finale. Rashford showed poise to tee up Fernandes and also Wan-Bissaka before belatedly scoring himself, sealing a win that was a lot less comfortable than the scoreline suggests. Maguire makes amends Newcastle appear to be incapable of dealing with Maguire, who now has two goals against the Magpies - one for Leicester City - and should have had another last year when left unmarked in the six-yard box. After tough recent outings for both club and country, the United skipper also did his job at the other end, making three clearances and four interceptions. Last straw for Shaw Shaw's days as United's first-choice left-back looked numbered even before this mishap. Alex Telles, signed after the England man's woeful display against Tottenham, watched on from the bench. It was a half-hearted attempt at blocking Krafth's centre that deceived De Gea, and Shaw was perhaps fortunate Newcastle opted not to isolate him against Saint-Maximin, who created two chances from the opposite flank. Key Opta Facts: - Newcastle United conceded four goals at home in the Premier League for the first time since April 5, 2014 -also against Manchester United (4-0 defeat). - Man Utd enjoyed their 10th comeback win against Newcastle in the Premier League - the most by any side against a single opponent in the competition. - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have been awarded 17 penalties in the Premier League since the start of last season, which is five more than any other side in the competition (12 scored). - Bruno Fernandes has been directly involved in 20 goals in his 18 Premier League appearances for Man Utd (11 goals, nine assists), scoring in each of his last three games. - Marcus Rashford registered three goal involvements in a single Premier League game for the only the third time ever (one goal, two assists), having also done so against Fulham in December 2018 and Arsenal in February 2016. What's next? This was a much-needed win for United ahead of a pivotal stretch. They visit Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday, while Newcastle are not back in action until next Sunday's trip to Wolves.