A 21-year-old female asked:
signs and symptoms for early breast tumor/breast cancer?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Barry Rosen answered
33 years experience General Surgery
Usually none.: Most early breast cancers are identified by screening mammography before symptoms develop. The most common symptom is of a palpable breast mass identified by self-examination. Other less common symptoms include nipple discharge, breast pain, skin dimpling, nipple inversion, or any change in one breast. Mammograms are not perfect but they have been proven life-savers-please begin at age 40.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Travis Kidner answered
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
Usually None: There are usually no signs or symptoms for early breast cancer. It is important to perform your breast cancer screening as recommended by your physician. The best chance for a cure is with early detection.
Answered on Oct 24, 2017
Dr. Benjamin Kim answered
42 years experience General Surgery
Usually none.: Early breast tumors/cancer are usually silent- no pain, skin discoloration, mass, weight loss. Bloody or clear nipple discharge can result from a small early tumor and needs evaluation. Unless very superficial or in small breasts, lumps less than 1 cm are difficult to feel. In older women over 40, mammograms may detect early cancers and tumors. Mri and ultrasound are also used.
Answered on May 7, 2014
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