Can you tell me how to know if you have breast cancer?

Get evaluated to. Know. 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.

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Can you tell me how to know if I am at risk for breast cancer?

Every woman is! We really don't know what causes breast cancer. We do know that women with a long exposure to estrogen are at a higher risk. If you started your period early, or never got pregnant, or have a family history of breast cancer, your risk is higher. Radiation exposure to the chest wall (from cancer treatment) increases your risk. Alcohol intake increases your risk. So does aging. We're all at risk! Read more...

How do you tell if you have breast cancer?

Mammogram, etc. The best test to screen for breast cancer is a mammogram. Most organizations in the us recommend beginning this at age 40, unless one is at high risk. This may be supplemented by yearly physician examination and monthly breast self-examination. Read more...
See a doctor. You could perform breast self examination for a new breast lump. But you would need to see a doctor for a physical examination, and a yearly mammogram with possible breast ultrasound after age 40 to look for early subtle changes. Read more...
Biopsy. In order to make a true diagnosis, a biopsy should be obtained. This can be done in an office or radiology center under local anesthesia. A core needle biopsy is performed using ultrasound or stereotactic (using a mammogram). The results are available in 24-72 hours. Read more...
Screening. Proper screening with self breast exams looking for new lumps, breast exams by your physician looking for skin or nipple chanes as well as masses or lymph nodes, and mammogram and ultrasound if needed are the best ways to pick up early stage breast cancer before it causes any symptoms. Once advanced it can cause many different symptoms throughout the body. Read more...

How can you tell if you have breast cancer?

Mass. A dominant mass found by you, or a suspicious mammography can mass, needs to be biopsies for diagnosis. Read more...

How to tell if you have breast cancer, male?

See a doctor... While breast cancer is not common in men, it does sometimes happen. History and physical examination from a healthcare provider is the best place to start. A doc could help to distinguish gynecomastia (growth of benign breast tissue in men) from cancer. If needed, imaging studies and/or a biopsy could be performed to confirm benign versus malignant diagnosis. Don't wait. See a doc & find out. Read more...
Palpable lump. Breast cancer in men usually presents as a palpable lump. An ultrasound +/- needle biopsy can usually clarify the situation quickly. Read more...

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...

How can you tell if you have breast cancer, male.?

New mass. There will be a lump under or near a nipple, probably not painful. Any such bump deserves evaluation by a physician. Read more...

Can someone tell me how long will it take to find out if you have breast cancer or not?

NOT LONG. Although history and physical exam alone (and sometimes mammography, mri, and ultrasound) can sometimes strongly infer the diagnosis of breast cancer an examination of the actual tumor or tissue is required to make a definitive diagnosis before treatment can be rendered.It takes approx 24-48 hours to get a pathological diagnosis after a sample has been obtained. Read more...

If you get a lump aspirated will this tell if you have breast cancer?

Probably. The fluid will be sent to be looked at by a pathologist for signs of cancer cells--if there are none and the lump goes away after being aspirated it was likely a benign cyst. Read more...
Possibly. If it is a lump and not a cyst, a core biopsy would be better. Certainly if cancer is present on fna, it means something. If it negative, u still may need core or excision biopsy depending u upon risk factors. Read more...

How can I tell if I have breast cancer?

Go to this. Go to this link for a more thorough answer than i can give you in this space: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/breast-cancer/ds00328/dsection=symptoms and of course, you should see your doctor if you are concerned, asap. Read more...
Medical evaluation. 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...