A 38-year-old member asked:
what are the first warning signs of breast cancer?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Barry Rosen answered
33 years experience General Surgery
Breast lump.: The most common symptom is the presence of a lump in the breast. Other symptoms include nipple discharge, nipple inversion, skin indentation, and breast pain. Nevertheless, the majority of people diagnosed with breast cancer have no symptoms whatsoever. The best way to diagnose breast cancer early is to have routine screening mammograms beginning at age 40.
Answered on Dec 22, 2016
Dr. Devon Webster answered
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Silence: In this country, breast cancer is most often detected by mammogram, before any symptoms. Other symptoms include a painless new lump, swollen lymph nodes in the armpit, dimpling in the skin of the breast, a newly inverted nipple, scaling or crusting of the nipple, or a sore on the breast that grown and doesn't heal.
Answered on Mar 21, 2015
Dr. Chad Levitt answered
21 years experience Radiation Oncology
Many or none: Proper screening with self breast exams looking for new lumps, breast exams by your physician looking for skin or nipple chanes as well as masses or lymph nodes, and mammogram and ultrasound if needed are the best ways to pick up early stage breast cancer before it causes any symptoms. Once advanced it can cause many different symptoms throughout the body.
Answered on Dec 27, 2014
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