Symptoms of Breast Cancer
Breast cancer symptoms are usually different from person to person and tend to be more visible in the later stages. The first sign is usually a change in the shape of the breasts or a lump – this can be evidenced in a is a self-examination of the breast, any changes, must be brought to the attention of a doctor.
However, in many cases breast cancers are found by mammograms even before any of the symptoms begin to appear.
Some of the common symptoms of breast cancer include:
- Irregular lump in one or both breasts
- Swelling of all or part of the breast, even if no lump is detected
- Skin irritation or dimpling
- Pain in the breast or nipple
- Nipple retraction (nipple turning inward)
- Redness, scales or thickening of the nipple or breast skin
- Nipple discharge (other than breast milk)
- Diagnosis of Bladder Cancer