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Symptoms of breast cancer?

9 doctors weighed in
5 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe none

Early breast cancer has no signs or symptoms.
Breast cancer may later 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.

In brief: Maybe none

Early breast cancer has no signs or symptoms.
Breast cancer may later 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.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes none

Breast cancer does not always have symptoms.
When it does, there may be a non tender lump in the breast, dimpling of the skin, inversion of the nipple, bloody nipple discharge, or sore lymph nodes in the underarm. When breast cancer has spread, it can lead to symptoms in the areas of spread. For example a patient with bone metastasis may experience bone pain.

In brief: Sometimes none

Breast cancer does not always have symptoms.
When it does, there may be a non tender lump in the breast, dimpling of the skin, inversion of the nipple, bloody nipple discharge, or sore lymph nodes in the underarm. When breast cancer has spread, it can lead to symptoms in the areas of spread. For example a patient with bone metastasis may experience bone pain.
Dr. Steve Martinez
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Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Chad Levitt
Dr. Chad Levitt
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