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What are some early signs and symptoms of breast cancer?

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Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology
9 doctors agree

In brief: None to lump

Most breast cancers are picked up on routine mammography in asymptomatic women.
Others have lumps, pain, discharge, skin rash at nipple, axillary lumps (lymph nodes). Strong family hx important.

In brief: None to lump

Most breast cancers are picked up on routine mammography in asymptomatic women.
Others have lumps, pain, discharge, skin rash at nipple, axillary lumps (lymph nodes). Strong family hx important.
Dr. Paul Slawek
Dr. Paul Slawek
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Screening

The earliest signs of breast cancer are found on screening mammograms, where we may detect a cancer before it becomes palpable.
Careful physical examination may find cancers, either by self-exam or physician-exam. Symptoms include a new lump, nipple discharge, breast pain, skin changes, and/or nipple inversion.

In brief: Screening

The earliest signs of breast cancer are found on screening mammograms, where we may detect a cancer before it becomes palpable.
Careful physical examination may find cancers, either by self-exam or physician-exam. Symptoms include a new lump, nipple discharge, breast pain, skin changes, and/or nipple inversion.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Lump in breast

A lump in the breast is the usual early sign/symptom. In uncommon cases, a rash on and near the nipple, retraction of the nipple, redness and swelling of the breast, mass in the armpit may be the first manifestation.
Rarely distant spread of the tumor, especially to the bone may be the first sign.

In brief: Lump in breast

A lump in the breast is the usual early sign/symptom. In uncommon cases, a rash on and near the nipple, retraction of the nipple, redness and swelling of the breast, mass in the armpit may be the first manifestation.
Rarely distant spread of the tumor, especially to the bone may be the first sign.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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