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What are signs of breast cancer?

What are signs of breast cancer?

Breast lump, etc.: The most common sign/symptom is the presence of a lump in the breast. Other symptoms include nipple discharge, nipple inversion, skin indentation, and breast pain. Nevertheless, the majority of people diagnosed with breast cancer have no symptoms whatsoever. The best way to diagnose breast cancer early is to have routine screening mammograms beginning at age 40. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What's the sign of breast cancer?

What's the sign of breast cancer?

Several: New or enlarging lumps, nipple discharge and skin changes are all things that should be investigated to rule out breast cancer. Each of these can be associated with other things but cancer should be ruled out. While many breast cancers do not cause pain, some do: any new, persistent pain in the breast should be evaluated. The best time to DX cancer is before signs develop. Mammograms save lives. ...Read more

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Signs/symptoms of breast cancer?

Signs/symptoms of breast cancer?

Lump: Not previously felt, inverted nipple, change in skin at nipple/areola, skin with appearance of orange skin, lump in the arm pit. Pain is not a common feature of breast cancer. First degree relative is a signal to be alert. ...Read more

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What are signs of breast cancer?

What are signs of breast cancer?

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 more

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Are there warning signs of breast cancer?

Are there warning signs of breast cancer?

Breast ca: Yes: lump, abnormal mammogram 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 more

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What is the final stage of breast cancer?

What is the final stage of breast cancer?

Stage IV: Stage 4 breast cancer is defined as cancer that has spread from the breast to other organs. This is also known as metastatic disease. While not curable by traditional definitions, if the cancer is sensitive to chemotherapy, people may live years with treatment. ...Read more

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Please tell me the signs of breast cancer?

Please tell me the signs of breast cancer?

Varies: Often no signs - if picked up on mammogram. Otherwise a growing mass in the breast, or lung in the armpit, nipple discharge or inversion, edema of the breast, or redness of the breast. ...Read more

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What are the signs of having breast cancer?

What are the signs of having breast cancer?

a painless lump: The most common sign of concern wiuld be a painless lump in the breast, especially if it is hard on palpation. In that case go see your doctor for examination. A mammogram is the best test to confirm anything suspicious. ...Read more

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What are signs to look for for breast cancer?

What are signs to look for for breast cancer?

Breast cancer sx’s: Can include a mass. Masses that are painless, irregular & hard are more suggestive of cancer but they can also be tender, painful & soft. Swelling of breast; thickened, red, skin; non-milky nipple discharge; new retraction of nipple, puckering or irritation of skin or pain & sometimes swollen lymph nodes under arm (s). Seek med eval if you have suspicious symptoms. ...Read more

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How we feel if u have a sign of breast cancer?

How we feel if u have a sign of breast cancer?

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 more

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Are there any signs/symptoms for breast cancer?

Are there any signs/symptoms for breast cancer?

Yes: A lump in the breast or under thr armpit is usually the irst sign. There may also be skin changes or nipple changes or discharge. However many cancers do not present with symptoms till a later stage, which is why mammography is recomended as a screening tool. ...Read more

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What are the signs or symptoms of breast cancer?

What are the signs or symptoms of breast cancer?

Varies: A lump in the breast, bloody nipple discharge, skin redness, skin dimpling, skin looking like an orange peel, or a lump in the arm pit. If it presents at a later stage, could be a new pain in a bone (back, ribs etc...) stroke-like symptoms, anorexia/weight loss, etc. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a sign of breast cancer?

How do I know if I have a sign of breast cancer?

Varies: Often no signs - if picked up on mammogram. Otherwise a growing mass in the breast, or lung in the armpit, nipple discharge or inversion, edema of the breast, or redness of the breast. Also a sudden change in breast size. ...Read more

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If I have breast cancer, what could the signs be?

If I have breast cancer, what could the signs be?

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 more

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Please tell me what's the signs of breast cancer?

Please tell me what's the signs of breast cancer?

May include: •a breast lump or thickening that feels different from the surrounding tissue
•bloody discharge from the nipple
•change in the size or shape of a breast
•changes to the skin over the breast, such as dimpling
•inverted nipple
•peeling, scaling or flaking of the nipple or breast skin
•redness or pitting of the skin over your breast, like the skin of an orange
if concerned, best evaluated by surgeon. ...Read more

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What's a tale tell sign you have breast cancer?

What's a tale tell sign you have breast cancer?

Breast cancer: Extremely rare at age 20. In women who do have breast cancer a lump you can feel or retraction of the nipple where none was before can be signs. If you are concerned please see your doctor. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What are the first warning signs of breast cancer?

What are the first warning signs of breast cancer?

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 more

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What are the signs that I could have breast cancer?

What are the signs that I could have breast cancer?

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 more

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Please explain what are the signs of breast cancer?

Please explain what are the signs of breast cancer?

Breast cancer sx’s: Can include a mass. Masses that are painless, irregular ; hard are more suggestive of cancer but they can also be tender, painful ; soft. Swelling of breast; thickened, red, skin; non-milky nipple discharge; new retraction of nipple, puckering or irritation of skin or pain ; sometimes swollen lymph nodes under arm (s). Seek med eval if you have suspicious symptoms. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some signs of breast cancer?

I was wondering what are some signs of breast cancer?

Many: Presence of a new lump, an area of unusual thickening, new changes in the nipple such as retraction, inversion, ulceration or discharge, skin changes such as thickening, redness, dimpling, breast swelling, enlarged nodes in the axilla are all signs to raise concerns and need to be evaluated by a health care provider. Mammogram or other breast imaging may also detect findings suggestive of cancer. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which are the signs of breast cancer?

Can you tell me which are the signs of breast cancer?

Lumps and discharges: Some of the signs of breast cancer include lumps and/or discharges. Regular monthly breast self exam can give you a baseline to work from, and if you feel a change, go see your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my symptoms are a sign of breast cancer?

How can I tell if my symptoms are a sign of breast cancer?

What symptoms?: No matter, no doctor on health tap can tell you if you have cancer or not without an exam. Go see your doc please. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are signs of breast cancer for teenagers?

Could you tell me what are signs of breast cancer for teenagers?

Rare: Breast cancers are extremely rare in teens but would present like in other age groups: a lump in the breast, bloody nipple discharge, skin redness, skin dimpling, skin looking like an orange peel, or a lump in the arm pit. ...Read more

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It hurts when I touch under my boobs. Is this a sign of breast cancer?

It hurts when I touch under my boobs. Is this a sign of breast cancer?

No: Breast cancer is essentially a painless mass growing in breast tissue. It is best felt and distinguished when lying down with the effected side having the arm placed behind the head. Using the oppositie hand one then feels a firm lump which really doesn't move around. Pain under the breast crease, especially when sitting up is usually inflammation in tissue in the region of the breast crease. ...Read more

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Pain in my breast, but no sign of breast cancer. What this pain should be?

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 more

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What do you suggest if I have heard that guys can get breast cancer, how is this and if so what are the signs?

It's very rare: Hello-
if you have a strong family history of cancer you may need to see a genetic counselor. A lump in the breast tissue (pecs) is the most common presenting sign. Usually there are no other symptoms. Men should examine the area and alert an md if a lump is found. Most lumps are not cancer (especially in men) but they should be checked out. ...Read more

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Putting your phone in your bra may cause breast cancer? I use to do that years ago I stopped I have been checked since then many times and nothing

Putting your phone in your bra may cause breast cancer? I use to do that years ago I stopped I have been checked since then many times and nothing

Just not true: The claim that bras cause cancer was made up by a crackpot in the 1990s. If cell phones caused cancer, Putin would stop using his and so would our CIA. ...Read more

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Is redness a common sign of breast cancer?

Not in general: Redness is not a common sign of most breast cancers, but it can be seen in a rare but aggressive type called inflammatory breast cancer. Your doctor can help you distinguish this unfortunate cause of redness from allergic skin reactions or infection. ...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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

Occurs when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. Often curable if found early and treated effectively with surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy, or a combination thereof. Early detection before the malignancy becomes large enough to be felt depends on mammography/sonography and MRI imaging of the breast ...Read more


Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Most breast cancers are carcinomas. This is a type of breast cancer. These cancers start in the cells that line organs and tissues. In fact, breast cancers are often a type of carcinoma called adenocarcinoma, which starts in cells that make glands (glandular tissue). Breast adenocarcinomas start in the ducts (the milk ducts) or ...Read more