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Is most breast cancer detected from focal asymmetry?

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Dr. Hung Khong
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: No

Most breast cancer cases are identified on screening mammograms.
These breast lesions are usually small and does not cause asymetry. However, when the cancer is more advanced, it can create dimpling in the skin of the breast, or retraction of the nipple, or asymetry of the two breasts, or even swelling or rednessof the breast. One can often detect the breast lump in these cases on self examination.

In brief: No

Most breast cancer cases are identified on screening mammograms.
These breast lesions are usually small and does not cause asymetry. However, when the cancer is more advanced, it can create dimpling in the skin of the breast, or retraction of the nipple, or asymetry of the two breasts, or even swelling or rednessof the breast. One can often detect the breast lump in these cases on self examination.
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