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Our Sensitive Nipples A Sign Of Cancer
Yes: While rare, it is possible to develop skin cancer on the areola. Worrisome signs include a mole that is irregular, raised, ulcerated, or bleeding. When in doubt, it is best to seek out the opinion of a doctor. A simple biopsy can be performed in the office to determine if it is a cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a slight dent in my both breast right above the nipple sometimes. I notice it when removing my bra. Could this be a sign of cancer? Help docs:-
Maybe: Retractions can be a sign of underlying cancer, yes; however, if you notice it on both breasts, it is more likely something to do with the fit of your bra. I would definitely bring it up with your doctor so they can do a breast exam to screen. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My nipples have small red/white lumps on. They stopped itching but bumps are still there. Is this a sign of cancer? Also ingrown hair in one of bumps.
WHITE BUMPS NIPPLES: SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST. I CANNOT SEE IT FROM HERE, BUT YOU DO NEED MEDICAL HELP. DO NOT DELAY! ...Read more
Not likely: But breast or nipple changes should be examined by a doctor to be sure. Breast cancer may present as a firm lump or less commonly nipple inversion, and early breast cancer will have little or no findings. You cannot be sure until you see a doctor for a physical examination & possibly a mammogram. ...Read more
Probably not.: Most of the time this is dermatologic. There is a type of breast cancer known as paget's disease of the nipple that can present as an excoriated lesion on the nipple or areola. If this type if lesion is present and does not resolve, consider seeing a dermatologist or breast surgeon. Although unlikely, a biopsy would be a very quick, simple procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Needs follow-up: While a lump may be benign (a cyst, a fibroadenoma), cancer needs to be ruled out. Breast cancer most often presents as a painless lump in the breast. You should see your doctor and get a mammogram and likely an ultrasound. This may require a biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Needs evaluation: There are 100 female breast cancers for every 1male breast cancer. It is never normal to see nipple discharge in men. Although there may be benign causes, this calls for a prompt evaluation by a breast specialist such as a general surgeon. This may include blood tests, imaging studies such as mammography or ultrasound, and a careful history. Depending on the findings, a biopsy (tissue sample). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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