What are some typical signs and symptoms of breast cancer?

Breast lump. Common symptoms and signs include the presence of a lump, nipple discharge, nipple inversion, and/or dimpling of the skin. While cancers typically do not cause pain, a painful lump still must be considered a cancer until proven otherwise. Rare forms of cancer may look like a breast infection (redness and swelling of the breast) or a scaly rash on the nipple.
Depends.... While some women will feel a new lump or a new mass that has appeared in their breast. The majority of women have no symptoms and the cancer is detected by imaging only. It is very important to follow your doctor's recommendations regarding mammogram frequency. Early detection = better chance for a cure!

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What are some early signs and symptoms of breast cancer?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...

What are some early signs and symptoms of breast cancer (besides a lump)?

Abn Mammogram. Aside from a lump, there are very few signs and symptoms of early breast cancer. When the cancer has reached a considerable size, it can cause skin changes (such as dimpling, thickening), bloody/clear discharge, and/or pain. By leaps and bounds, the earliest sign of a breast cancer is an abnormality found on routine screening mammography. Mammograms save lives! Read more...
Nipple rash. Lump is usually the earliest sign/symptom. Less commonly, a discharge from the nipple, an eczema like rash on the nipple and areola, redness and swelling of the skin over the breast, a lump in the axilla may be the first indication. Read more...
Not many be viligant. Retraction of skin or nipple - dimpling, small lump - bb shot and larger, nipple discharge late changes is redness, edema, larger mass, change in contour i only wish pain was a symptom or early symptom but not that is usually fcd. Read more...

What are the sure signs and symptoms of a breast cancer? On what age does it occur?

Dominant mass. If not found very early on mammography, a breast cancer usually announces itself as a painful mass in the breast. They are rare in women before age 30. A majority of breast lumps are benign but the lab usually needs to make the final call on tissue. They are much less common in men but do occur; a lump under one or both of a man's nipples is usually gynecomastia, which is benign. 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...

Signs/symptoms of breast cancer?

Lump. Not previously felt, inverted nipple, change in skin at nipple/areola, skin with appearance of orange skin, lump in the arm pit. Pain is not a common feature of breast cancer. First degree relative is a signal to be alert. Read more...
See below. Breast cancer may present as a painless firm breast lump. Rarely changes in color of the skin , sometimes nipple will get retracted or breast skin pulled inward. Best is to have yearly physical examination and mammogram after age 40 before these symptoms occur. Any breast lump, painful or not, should be examined by your doctor. Read more...

What are the signs or symptoms of breast cancer?

Varies. A lump in the breast, bloody nipple discharge, skin redness, skin dimpling, skin looking like an orange peel, or a lump in the arm pit. If it presents at a later stage, could be a new pain in a bone (back, ribs etc...) stroke-like symptoms, anorexia/weight loss, etc. Read more...
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...

How to know if I have early signs/symptoms of breast cancer?

Get a Mammogram. The American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends getting a baseline mamogram by age 40. Please see your physician for a breast check and bilateral mammograms. Breast cancer is usually silent with no signs/symptoms. Some women do have a palpable lump which is often not painful. Any bloody nipple discharge or any lump should be further evaluted with imaging and by your physician. Read more...