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7 Signs You May Have Fatal Cancer Like Suzanne Somers

"The Three’s Company" star had been battling from an aggressive form of cancer for 23 years. 

Suzanne Somers shot to fame in the late 1970s and early 1980s on the hit television show Three's Company. She went on to have a lucrative career as an actress, spokesperson, and author. However, over the weekend, the legendary blonde passed away at the age of 76, according to her longtime publicist, R. Couri Hay. Here is what you need to know about how she died and the symptoms of the fatal cancer that she succumbed to. 

Suzanne Somers Died on October 15 at 76


"Suzanne Somers passed away peacefully at home in the early morning hours of October 15th. She survived an aggressive form of breast cancer for over 23 years," Hay wrote in a statement shared on behalf of the actress' family.

She Passed Away the Day Before Her Birthday


Somers "was surrounded by her loving husband Alan, her son Bruce, and her immediate family," the statement continued. "Her family was gathered to celebrate her 77th birthday on October 16th. Instead, they will celebrate her extraordinary life, and want to thank her millions of fans and followers who loved her dearly."

In July She Revealed Her Breast Cancer Had Returned


In July, Somers revealed that her breast cancer, which she was first diagnosed with in 2011, had returned. "Since I have been taking time off from work, many of you have asked for more details about my health. As you know, I had breast cancer two decades ago, and every now and then it pops up again, and I continue to bat it down," she wrote on Instagram. "This is not new territory for me. I know how to put on my battle gear and I'm a fighter." Read on to learn about warning symptoms.

Symptom 1: Breast Lumps


According to the CDC, different people have different symptoms of breast cancer. "Some people do not have any signs or symptoms at all," they explain. The first common symptom to look out for is a new lump in the breast or underarm (armpit).

Symptom 2: Thickening or Swelling in the Breast


The second symptoms to look out for, according to the CDC, is the thickening or swelling of part of the breast.

Symptom 3: Irritation or Dimpling


Another common symptom is irritation or dimpling of breast skin, explains the CDC. 

Symptom 4: Redness or Flaky Skin


Another symptom? Redness or flaky skin in the nipple area or the breast.

Symptom 5: Pain


Another common symptom is pain. This can be in the form of pulling in of the nipple pain or pain in any area of the breast.

Symptom 6: Discharge


Another common symptom of breast cancer is nipple discharge other than breast milk, including blood.

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Symptom 7: Change in Breast Size or Shape


Another symptom to look out for is any change in the size or the shape of the breast. If you notice any of these symptoms, you should contact your doctor immediately and schedule a mammogram. 

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