Breast Cancer Signs and Symptoms

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Breast Cancer 

Signs and Symptoms

The following list includes signs and symptoms which are often associated with breast cancer:

  • Lump- finding a new lump in one of your breasts is the most common symptom of breast cancer.  Cancerous lumps can be painless or cause tenderness or pain.  Those lumps which are painless are more likely to be malignant.
  • Swelling
  • Irritation on breast skin or nipple- may include redness, scaliness, dimpling, or thickening of the skin or nipple area.
  • Breast or nipple pain
  • Nipple discharge
  • Nipple turning inwards (nipple retraction)
  • Swollen lymph nodes- sometimes if the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes, it can cause them to swell. 

Having any of these signs or symptoms does not mean you have breast cancer.  You may show no signs and have breast cancer.  It is very important to report any changes or symptoms you notice in your breasts to your doctor so that he or she may find out what is causing it.

To learn more about the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, watch the video below:



American Cancer Society 

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