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What are symptoms for breast canser?

What are symptoms for breast canser?

EARLY CANCER=NONE: Early breast cancer may have no symptoms: that is why it is so important to get yearly mammograms @ 40 yo and up. A 'lump' may be palpable (felt) when the cancer has progressed to >1cm size or greater. Other late findings: lymph nodes in the 'arm pit' (axilla), 'dimpling' of the skin, or nipple discharge. Inflammatory breast cancer can present as a 'red rash' on 1 breast or a nipple involvement. ...Read more

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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 are the most common symptoms of breast canser?

What are the most common symptoms of breast canser?

Breast cancer: Teh symptoms depend on the stage of the disease. It could include breast lump, nipple discharge, weight loss, pain int he breast, etc. ...Read more

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Can itchiness in the breasts be a symptom of cancer?

Can itchiness in the breasts be a symptom of cancer?

Usually, unrelated: Itching of the breast would not make it on my top 20 list of common breast cancer symptoms. The only time I have seen itching with breast cancer is related to paget's disease, which causes an eczema-like rash on the nipple, which can itch. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Sir.I have many black spots in my breasts.They never go.I m 34 old woman.I am afraid whether it is cancer symptom.When i plucked white substance came?

Sir.I have many black spots in my breasts.They never go.I m  34 old woman.I am afraid whether it is cancer symptom.When i plucked white substance came?

Not cancer: Breast cancer fs a lesion that develops in the region of or within the ductal system of the breast ie DCIS. Little black spots on the skin of the breast are skin lesions. The most common would be blackheads from plugged early developing sebaceous cysts. By plucking the material from the cyst, the whitish material would be the sebaceous material of the developing cyst. ...Read more

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Symptoms of breast cancer?

Symptoms of breast cancer?

Maybe none: Early breast cancer has no signs or symptoms. 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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Symptoms of breast cancer?

Symptoms of breast cancer?

A lump in the breast: This is how most women discover their breast cancer. However most such lumps turn out to be benign. If you do monthly breast self exam, you will be able to tell if you have any new lumps. They are often painless and grow in size if left unattended for more then 1 or 2 months. The tumor can also spread outside of the breast if not treated. Promptly. ...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 symptoms of breast cancer?

What are symptoms of breast cancer?

A palpable mass: A painless mass that you can feel is the usual symptom of cancer. Not all breast masses are cancers, of course, but if you have one that persists, you need to see a doctor. Conversely, some breast cancers can't be felt, they can only be seen with an imaging study, such as a mammogram, ultrasound or MRI. ...Read more

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What is the symptom of breast cancer?

What is the symptom of breast cancer?

Varies: The most obvious is a new or enlarging firm mass. Other symptoms can include skin and/or nipple changes. Rarely a unilateral spontaneous bloody nipple d/c. Any new or concerning findings on self-exam should be brought to the attention of your doctor. Finally, the ultimate goal of early detection is to find breast cancer before "symptoms" present - i.e. Screening mammmography. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of breast cancer?

What are the symptoms of breast cancer?

Mass is most common: Other possible signs of breast cancer include: swelling of all or part of breast (even if no distinct lump is felt); skin irritation or dimpling; breast or nipple pain; nipple retraction (turning inward); redness, scaliness or thickening of the nipple or breast skin; a nipple discharge other than breast milk. See your doctor for evaluation of any new breast mass/lump or breast change. ...Read more

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