How will I be able to tell if I have breast cancer?

Screening. The two most common ways are through regular screening with mammogram tha identifies an abnormality or through breast exam (either self breast exam or your medical provider's exam).
Regular Screening. The majority of breast cancer patients have no symptoms at all. Others may feel a new lump, have nipple discharge, or experience skin changes. It is important to have mammograms and a clinical breast exam by your medical provider to detect and abnormalities when they first occur. Early detection offers the best change for a cure.

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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...

Can I tell me how I can tell if I have breast cancer?

No - you would need. To be evaluated. 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 sx's. Read more...

How can doctors tell if I have breast cancer?

Biopsy. Doctors diagnose breast cancer by taking a history and doing a physical exam and looking at mammograms and breast ultrasounds the tissue diagnosis is made after a biopsy which takes a small piece of a mass and examines it under a microscope. Read more...

Help docs! How to tell if I have breast cancer?

See your doctor. Usually breast exam and screening mammography (x-rays) are first step. If something is suspicious you then get a breast biopsy by a surgeon that is then read by a pathologist to determine if there is a cancer. Women your age usually have masses that are not cancer, but it is very important to follow up with doctor to make sure. You don't really know until you do the above. Read more...

Can you tell me how I can know if I have breast cancer?

Tissue examination. The only way to know for sure is to remove the suspicious tissue and have it examined by a pathologist. It you have a lump in your breast, have family history of breast cancer or signs of breast cancer, please see your doctor. Consult this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer/ds00328. Read more...

Can you tell me how I can know if I have breast cancer?

Biopsy. Breast cancer isn't known for sure without a biopsy. However, if there are any breast changes, they should be evaluated. Changes could include new or enlarging mass, puckering of skin, bloody nipple discharge, orange peel like appearance to skin, red "infectious" looking skin. Read more...

How would I be able to tell it's stage 1 breast cancer?

Breast cancer stage. Is determined by size, lymph node status, and presence of distant metastases. So you would know only after examination by your doctor to determine clinical stage, and only after surgery to determine pathologic stage. Read more...

Can you tell me if I have breast cancer or if it's my anxiety. Would my blood results have shown some abnormality if I had breast cancer?

Unlikely. Why do you think you have breast cancer? Please discuss this with your doctor. If you have a new breast lump you need an evaluation asap. Routine blood work will most likely not lead to a diagnosis of breast cancer. That is why we recommend mammograms (if you have no family history and a normal breast exam we usually start at age 40) and breast exams. Best of luck. Read more...