A 42-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

What are some early indicators of breast cancer?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Signs+symptoms: The signs and symptoms of breast cancer include: a lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm that persists through the menstrual cycle; change in the size, shape, or contour of the breast; blood-stained or clear fluid discharge from the nipple; change in the feel or appearance of the skin on the breast or nipple (dimpled, puckered, scaly, or inflamed).
Answered on Jan 25, 2013
1
1 comment
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience in Medical Oncology
The most common sign for early breast cancer is none. Speak to your doctor to discuss what is an appropriate screening program for you
Jan 5, 2013

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
45 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Probably the youngest survivor in this country was 11 years old at diagnosis.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Subtle: The most common symptom is the presence of a lump in the breast. Other symptoms include nipple discharge, nipple inversion, skin indentation, and bre ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Annual Exam: If +fm hx, prior chest irradiation or child hood malignancy as early as age 20, but 30-40 for others. Also, you need to learn your breast and self exa ... Read More
4
4 thanks
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Early stage: Most common presentation of early stage of breast cancer usually is asymptomatic and mainly the diagnosis is made after an abnormal screening mammogra ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month