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What Are The 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a lump in my left breast that feels about the size of a plum pit. I have no symptoms of breast cancer, but could it still be it?
Yes, it can.: This is why women are encouraged to do a self exam regularly, like every month or so. It can still be benign, but cancer must be ruled out. Mammograms at a certain age are also very important for the same reason. So the next step is to see your doctor to get this examined with tests, and the like, to find out exactly what this is. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are these symptoms exclusive to breast cancer- darkening, pain, and skin peeling of the area where the lump is? If not, what could it be?
I know abnormal lumps on the breast, but are there any somewhat clear mental breast cancer symptoms?
See below: Early breast cancer has no 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
See a Doctor: Any new, persistent lump in the breast should be a cause for concern, best handled by seeing your gyne or primary care doctor. While most cancers are not painful, it is not a reliable finding. Hopefully, your doctor will be able to alleviate your concern or refer you to a breast center/surgeon for definitive evaluation. I hope its a false alarm--good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you press the lumps in breast, they are painful but they are painless if they are not pressed. Is that the symptom of breast cancer?
Besides breast cancer/lymphoma, what else causes a hard, immovable, non-tender lump under collarbone in area of infraclavicular node on left side? Thx
Many things: Infection, cyst, benign tumor, bruise/bleed; most lumps are not cancer, but masses that are cancer in general continue to grow with time. If you are over 40, I would recommend you should be having annual mammography, regardless of whether you have an infraclavicular mass. Pay attention to this mass, and you should try to see your physician regarding this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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