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Signs of Breast Cancer

Symptoms of Breast Cancer

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Breast Cancer may include:

Note that Breast Cancer symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Breast Cancer signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or Symptoms of Breast Cancer:

Early breast cancer usually does not cause pain. In fact, when breast cancer first develops, there may be no symptoms at all. But as the cancer grows, it can cause changes that women should watch for:

  • A lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm area;

  • A change in the size or shape of the breast;

  • Nipple discharge or tenderness, or the nipple pulled back (inverted) into the breast;

  • Ridges or pitting of the breast (the skin looks like the skin of an orange); or

  • A change in the way the skin of the breast, areola, or nipple looks or feels (for example, warm, swollen, red, or scaly).

A woman should see her doctor about any symptoms like these. Most often, they are not cancer, but it's important to check with the doctor so that any problems can be diagnosed and treated as early as possible. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Breast Cancer: NCI)

More Symptoms of Breast Cancer:

More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Breast Cancer article. In addition to the above medical information, to get a full picture of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by:

Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

These general reference articles may be related to medical signs and symptoms of disease in general:

What are the signs of Breast Cancer?

The phrase "signs of Breast Cancer" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Breast Cancer that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Breast Cancer" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Breast Cancer.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Breast Cancer. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Breast Cancer has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Breast Cancer signs or Breast Cancer symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Breast Cancer may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Breast Cancer symptoms.


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