A 32-year-old member asked:
symptoms of breast cancer?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Steve Martinez answered
27 years experience Breast Surgery
Sometimes none: Breast cancer does not always have symptoms. When it does, there may be a non tender lump in the breast, dimpling of the skin, inversion of the nipple, bloody nipple discharge, or sore lymph nodes in the underarm. When breast cancer has spread, it can lead to symptoms in the areas of spread. For example a patient with bone metastasis may experience bone pain.
Answered on Jan 13, 2015
Dr. Mark Hoepfner answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Maybe none: Early breast cancer has no signs or symptoms. Breast cancer may later present as a painless firm breast lump. Rarely changes in color of the skin, sometimes nipple will get retracted or breast skin pulled inward. Best is to have yearly physical examination and mammogram after age 40 before these symptoms occur. Any breast lump, painful or not, should be examined by your doctor.
Answered on Jun 11, 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 Feb 25, 2014
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