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How can I check my breasts for lumps and early forms of breast cancer?

How can I check my breasts for lumps and early forms of breast cancer?

Self-examination: Regardless of age, all women can benefit from monthly breast self-examination. In addition, it is recommended to see a physician yearly for breast examination and to have yearly mammograms beginning at age 40. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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How do I check my breasts for lumps to detect early forms of breast cancer?

How do I check my breasts for lumps to detect early forms of breast cancer?

Self-examination: Regardless of age, all women can benefit from monthly breast self-examination. In addition, it is recommended to see a physician yearly for breast examination and to have yearly mammograms beginning at age 40. ...Read more

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How can one check herself for breast cancer lumps?

How can  one check herself for breast cancer lumps?

Mammogram&Self-Exam: The best way to check for breast cancer is a screening mammogram. It's safe, inexpensive, and noninvasive; it is most effective after menopause; most recommend starting at age 40. Self-examination is not as highly-endorsed but i think it can be a very effective way to find cancers when done often. Lastly, having a yearly physician exam is important as well. ...Read more

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What to do if I have tried checking for breast cancer and lumps but i don't know what to look for?

What to do if I have tried checking for breast cancer and lumps but i don't know what to look for?

Change: It's not what they feel like it's noticing a change in texture month to month and informing your MD of the change. This brochure should help explain: http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/testing/types/self_exam/bse_steps?gclid=Cj0KEQjwjIy5BRClh8m_9Zu64d8BEiQAtZsQf2-bu8R9bqyWEyjfqb17-a5SO0RvmLyNpwmAVkpuojkaArGv8P8HAQ ...Read more

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I recently start checking for breast cancer but it's confusing because i always have lumps. How do you know when the lumps are cancerous?

I recently start checking for breast cancer but it's confusing because i always have lumps. How do you know when the lumps are cancerous?

Mammogram&Self-Exam: The best way to check for breast cancer is a screening mammogram. It's safe, inexpensive, and noninvasive; it is most effective after menopause; most recommend starting at age 40. Self-examination is not as highly-endorsed but i think it can be a very effective way to find cancers when done often. Lastly, having a yearly physician exam is important as well. ...Read more

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What is the very best way to check for breast cancer when you already have a lot of lumps?

What is the very best way to check for breast cancer when you already have a lot of lumps?

Changes: The key is to check every month, and at the same time each month (i.e., the 17th). That way you will be at the same hormone levels each time. You will become accustomed to what is normal for you, and be on the look out for changes. Here is a good description of how to do and what to look for: http://women.Webmd.Com/breast-self-examination. ...Read more

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What are some early signs and symptoms of breast cancer (besides a lump)?

What are some early signs and symptoms of breast cancer (besides a lump)?

Abn Mammogram: Aside from a lump, there are very few signs and symptoms of early breast cancer. When the cancer has reached a considerable size, it can cause skin changes (such as dimpling, thickening), bloody/clear discharge, and/or pain. By leaps and bounds, the earliest sign of a breast cancer is an abnormality found on routine screening mammography. Mammograms save lives! ...Read more

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Do i need to go to the doctor to get this lump checked? Lump under my nipple, is this from the tanning bed or do I have breast cancer?

Do i need to go to the doctor to get this lump checked? Lump under my nipple, is this from the tanning bed or do I have breast cancer?

Would get checked: If you have never noticed it before, a new lump under thenipple should be checked. In a young age group, an ultrasound +/- biopsy would be able to clarify it for you quickly. ...Read more

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.My mum had breast cancer at 35.My aunty had cervical cancer early 30s she had it 3 times.I have got pimple with fluid and lump under the nipple sore?

.My mum had breast cancer at 35.My aunty had cervical cancer early 30s she had it 3 times.I have got pimple with fluid and lump under the nipple sore?

Go to see MD: You should see your doctor to get yourself checked. Mammogram an ultrasound of the breast likely be needed to further evaluate the breast lump. It may be a cyst/fibrocystic disease of the breast- however due to your significant history of cancer in the family- it is definitely needed to be checked. Also discuss with your mother - the need for her to get a genetic testing for brca 1 and 2. ...Read more

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Are breast cancer lumps round?

Are breast cancer lumps round?

Yes possible: to be round usually irregular , if you find a lump must see your doctor ,if no recent mammography must have it ( in recent sensational study all woman who had lump had mammography ) if indicated biopsy is the option not delay for best out comes ...Read more

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How do breast cancer lumps feel like?

How do breast cancer lumps feel like?

Different: Breast cancer can feel different in each individual. Age, breast size, breast density and other symptoms can play a role in how it feels to the touch. If you feel something that is abnormal, go see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is breast cancer lumps feel like?

What is breast cancer lumps feel like?

Varies: Sometimes hard, sometimes rubbery, sometimes can't feel at all. Best way to know what it is: get examined by your md. May need mammogram and/or ultrasound to figure it out. ...Read more

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Are breast-cancer lumps painful to have?

Are breast-cancer lumps painful to have?

Not usually: Bryce: a lump that is close to the nipple where a lot of nerve endings are located can be painful and one closer to the armpit where there are also a lot of nerves can be painful. A lump in the main part of the breast is usually painless, hard and non-movable. Any lump should be checked out though. I recommend you call it to your doctor's attention so that appropriate testing can be done. ...Read more

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What is breast cancer lumps look/feel like?

What is breast cancer lumps look/feel like?

Something different: Women who find their breast cancers say they felt something "different". Sometimes it's hard, like a little pebble. Or it's a rubbery lump that's new. Normal breasts can be very lumpy, which is why it's important to get to know what your breasts feel like by examining them regularly yourself. If you feel anything that concerns you, go see your doctor! don't be afraid. Breast cancer is curable! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of breast cancer besides lumps?

What are the symptoms of breast cancer besides lumps?

Abnormality: Any change in the breast deserves evaluation by your doctor. Skin changes, nipple inversion, swelling of the breast, bloody nipple discharge, changes in the nipple. Many early breast cancers are only found on mammogram or ultrasound. Breast self exam is important so that you can be familiar with your body and any changes. ...Read more

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Do breast lumps have anything to do with breast cancer?

Do breast lumps have anything to do with breast cancer?

Yes they can: Any lump in the breast is suspect for breast cancer. If you have this problem, have your self examined by your doctor. He/she may do a mammogram to check and verify. Breast cancer can occur in women their 30s...So do not ignore this matter. ...Read more

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Other than lumps what are other signs of breast cancer?

Other than lumps what are other signs of breast cancer?

Thus: Retraction of the nipple, abnormal nipple discharges, dimpling or redness of the skin, and more rarely pain can be symptoms of breast cancer but a painless lump would be more common. Remember that prognosis is better with early stage so it's important to do your regular age and risk appropriate screenings so that if there's cancer, it can be found before any symptom develops. ...Read more

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If i feel lumps in my breasts does that that is breast cancer?

If i feel lumps in my breasts does that that is breast cancer?

Need for evaluation: Lump in breast is a good reason to see your doctor for an evaluation. It is not feasible to tell what the lumps may be, without a physical examination and may be mammogram. ...Read more

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I have bite sized lumps on them also. Could this be breast cancer?

I have bite sized lumps on them also. Could this be breast cancer?

Possible but...: It's possible for your age. Professionally, history, physical exam, with mammogram and biopsy as needed will help. As to the sequence of care, please talk and work with your attending physician coherently and timely. Best luck. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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