Is a breast symptom usually a sign for breast cancer?

Usually? no, but... Most breast issues are not breast cancer. When all diagnoses are considered, breast cancer is not that common. However, if you give weight to those diagnoses you worry about, breast cancer becomes more prominent. Much depends on the breast symptom, age, genetic history, time from last mammogram, and physical exam. Please ask your OB to examine this issue.
Depends. A symptom is what you the patient experience, a sign is what the physician finds. Some early breast cancers do not present with any symptoms (i.e. Calcification on a mammogram). A common symptom is a painless mass. You should be aware of any change or abnormality in your breast by performing self exams every month. Please contact your doctor is something feels different.

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Hi, I am 45 years old and I have pain almost over a year now under my armpit left side, and part of my left breast. Is this sign for breast cancer? Or

We don't guess. One does not sit at home and just worry or guess. You have a significant concern. Go get an examination and testing to determine the cause of your problem. . Read more...

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...
Look for any lumps i. Lumps in the breast, thickeniong of skin or deformity of nipple can all raise a question of breast cancer, .The confirmation comes from doing an x-ray of the breast called mammogram. Read more...
Anxious. It is normal to have anxiety. But you should take one step at a time and find out the diagnosis with the assistance of your friendly primary at physician. Read more...

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...

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...
It can be. Redness of the breast is not usually seen in early breast cancer. But more advanced cancers can cause redness especially a type of cancer called inflammatory breast cancer. You should get yourself examined by a breast cancer specialist right away. Read more...

I have and parenchymal disease is this the sign of breast cancer?

Context. The term "parenchymal disease" has meaning only in context. Breast parenchymal diseases encompass a host of benign and malignant entities. We'll need to get tissue to decide. Read more...
Please Clarify. "parenchyma" is just another way of saying breast tissue; your question seems to be missing some key words. I presume this came from a mammogram or pathology report--please contact the doctor who ordered the test to clarify what this means. In general, we tend to be pretty clear when we talk about cancer, so i doubt that's what you are dealing with. Good luck! Read more...
More info needed! "parenchyma" is a generic term and does not necessarily refer to a specific disease entity or any specific associated risk. Ask your physician for more information and clarification. Read more...

In what ways are different signs and symptoms produced and displayed in breast cancer?

Don't assume. Don't assume that any persistent breast symptom is or is not related to breast cancer. If you experience a symptom, that lasts more than a month or two (1-2 menstrual cycles), seek medical attention. Best to be sure. Read more...
Many or none. 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...

Whats 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...
Most common symptom? The most common symptom of breast cancer is no symptoms at all. It is important to perform your screening mammography as prescribed by your physician. The best chance for a cure happens when breast cancer is detected at the earliest stages. Read more...