Breast Cancer - Symptoms and Signs

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What are breast cancer symptoms and signs?

The most common sign of breast cancer is a new lump or mass in the breast. In addition, the following are possible signs of breast cancer:

  • Thickening or lump in the breast that feels different from the surrounding area
  • Inverting of the nipple (as a change from previous appearance)
  • Nipple discharge or redness (especially any bloody discharge)
  • Breast or nipple pain
  • Swelling of part of the breast or dimpling
  • Changes in the skin of the breast

One should discuss these or any other concerning findings with a health-care professional.

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Comment from: Joanne, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 07

My breast cancer was diagnosed solely by mammogram. I had no symptoms.

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Comment from: doloresesterline, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 29

I had inverted nipple which looked blackish with blood drainage before being diagnosed with breast cancer.

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