Signs and Symptoms

Signs & Symptoms of Breast Cancer

Symptoms of breast cancer can vary. Early breast cancer usually does not cause pain and may have no symptoms at all. Some breast cancers never cause symptoms or other indications of a problem, which is why early and regular breast cancer screening and diagnosis is recommended by the American Cancer Society.

Most Common Breast Cancer Symptoms

  • A lump or mass in or near the breast
  • Enlarged lymph nodes in the armpit
  • Change in breast size, shape, skin texture or color
  • Skin redness
  • Nipple discharge, erosion, inversion or tenderness
  • Dimpling or puckering
  • Scaliness

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