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What are the early symptoms of breast cancer?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Silence

In this country, breast cancer is most often detected by mammogram, before any symptoms.
Other symptoms include a painless new lump, swollen lymph nodes in the armpit, dimpling in the skin of the breast, a newly inverted nipple, scaling or crusting of the nipple, or a sore on the breast that doesn't heal.

In brief: Silence

In this country, breast cancer is most often detected by mammogram, before any symptoms.
Other symptoms include a painless new lump, swollen lymph nodes in the armpit, dimpling in the skin of the breast, a newly inverted nipple, scaling or crusting of the nipple, or a sore on the breast that doesn't heal.
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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2 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Early breast cancer has no 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: See below

Early breast cancer has no 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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In brief: Symptom

Is usually palpable lump.
At other times, mammograms can pick them up even before lumps become palpable or they are deep inside a large breast. Ultrasound can pick up some others too.

In brief: Symptom

Is usually palpable lump.
At other times, mammograms can pick them up even before lumps become palpable or they are deep inside a large breast. Ultrasound can pick up some others too.
Dr. Robert Uyeda
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