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Is a breast symptom usually a sign for breast cancer?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Amster
Dr. Michael Amster
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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Regina Hampton
Dr. Regina Hampton
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