symptoms of breast cancer

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