Subtle. The most common symptom is the presence of a lump in the breast. Other symptoms include nipple discharge, nipple inversion, skin indentation, and breast pain. Nevertheless, the majority of people diagnosed with breast cancer have no symptoms whatsoever. The best way to diagnose breast cancer early is to have routine screening mammograms beginning at age 40.
Early stage. Most common presentation of early stage of breast cancer usually is asymptomatic and mainly the diagnosis is made after an abnormal screening mammogram. When breast cancer is presented with large mass, large lymph glands on arm pit or colar bone or if there is skin indentation usually is on more advance stage. If systemic symptoms like bony pain, weight loss noted-metastatic disease is a concern.
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.