The first sign of
breast cancer is often a painless lump. But early
breast cancer is often found on a
mammogram before a lump can be felt.
Other symptoms of breast cancer may not appear until the cancer is more
advanced. These include:
- A thickening in the breast or armpit.
- A change in the
size or shape of the breast.
- Changes in the skin of the breast,
such as a dimple or skin that looks like an orange peel.
- A change
in the nipple, such as scaling of the skin or a nipple that turns
- A green or bloody fluid that comes from the
- A change in the color or feel of the skin around the nipple
Symptoms such as changes in the skin of the breast or the nipple may be a sign of inflammatory breast cancer . For more information, see the topic
Inflammatory Breast Cancer.
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Catherine D. Serio, PhD - Behavioral Health
June 18, 2012
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