A 48-year-old member asked:
what does breast cancer feel like? is it painful?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Gerardo Garcia answered
32 years experience General Surgery
No pain: It takes at many years for a breast cancer to reach 1cm, about 1/2inch. Early detection is very important; yearly screening mammogram starting at the age of 40, monthly self breast exam and yearly physical exam by your doctor is recommended to detect early stages of breast cancer, with excellent prognosis. Palpable breast cancer is painless, firm, usually is not moveable, with retraction of skin.
Answered on Jun 22, 2015
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