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Breast Cancer Signs
Is breast cancer's only sign of existence is that make one fool-proof to breast cancer mortality and reduction of life-span?
Breast cancer : Breast a treatable disease if diagnosed early that is why mammography recommended. ...Read more
The breast is both a male and female organ. However its main function is in the delivery of milk to the newborn. Breast cancer occurs 95% of the time in women and 5% of the time in men. It is treated the same regardless of which sex it appears in. It comes in two forms invasive and non-invasive; distinction is important as ...Read more
Signs: A lump that is associated with skin puckering or dimpling, nipple inversion, bloody nipple discharge, or palpable bulky underarm lymph nodes is highly suspicious for cancer. However, many early breast cancers will have no symptoms, as they are found only on mammogram. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variable: Many times- there is no symptom and breast cancer is diagosed through the abnormal mammogram. Symptom/sign can be presented with palpable lump on the breast, bloody nipple discharge, skin eruption around the nipple that does not go away and itch, skin thickness over the breast area. Frequently- lump/s can also present on the arm pit area. Any of these- please see your doctor immediately. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: Early breast cancer has no signs. 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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: A painless lump which is slowly increasing in size would raise suspicion. This requires clincial breast examination by your doctor. A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast often advised when there is suspicion of a lump and is also used for screening women over 40 years of age. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Takes a long time: Breast cancer should not be painful until it is well established and a real concern. Yearly mammograms (depending on age) are appropriate for screening, and a daily self-exam in the shower is important: feel for a lump, nodule, tender and swollen area. Speaking to ob/gyn is best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Breast ca: Yes: lump, abnormal mamogram or ultrasound or mri, bloody or clear nipple discharge especially if lump also; pink skin or skin with an orange peel look to it, nipple retraction [stays in], skin dimpling [look at skin in mirror and raise the arms to check for this]. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain: Breast pain is mastodynia or mastalgia. It is very common in women & usually related to monthly hormonal changes or from hormone medications. It is common in fibrocystic breast condition. Need to be sure there is no cancer. Many sites list treatments of low fat diet, etc. See your gynecologist for treatment discussion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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