Breast Cancer Symptoms: Knowing What To Check For

The most common symptom of breast cancer is a new mass or lump. Because of this, it is extremely important to become familiar with the way that your breasts typically feel and look so that you can recognize any changes. A cancerous lump is more likely to be a hard, painless mass with irregular edges; however cancerous lumps can also be painful, soft, or even round.

Additional symptoms can include:

  • Skin Dimpling (sometimes described as looking like the peel of an orange)
  • Nipple or Breast Pain
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes (around arm or neck)
  • Breast Swelling (even without a lump present)
  • Dry, Red or Flaking Nipple Skin
  • Nipple Retraction (a nipple that is turned inwards)

 

This is an excerpt from a post written by Food Period and originally published on October 10, 2019.

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