What are the symptoms of breast cancer? If you notice any new lump in your breast or underarm (armpit), thickening or swelling of part of your breast, irritation or dimpling of the skin, redness or flaky skin in the nipple area or breast, pulling in of the nipple, or pain in the nipple area, see your doctor immediately.
There may be some initial symptoms, including a lump in the breast, thickening or swelling of your breast, nipple irritation or dimpling, redness and flaky skin in the nipple area (especially after a shower), and pain in the nipple area.
The first sign of breast cancer can be a new lump or thickening in one of your breasts, with or without pain. But other symptoms may include: A change in the look of the nipple, for example, pulling in, redness or flaky skin (peeling paint) around the nipple A red raised area under one or both armpits, especially if it is warm to touch or there is discharge from it Some of these symptoms can also be caused by benign growths, such as cysts, so you should seek advice from your GP if you have any concerns.
Breast cancer can cause a new lump or thickening in one or both breasts. The lump may be hard, tender, or both. It may be bigger than a pea and not move when you push on it. Or it may be smaller and move freely under your skin. If you have breast cancer, lumps may also develop in your underarms (armpits).
The symptoms of breast cancer can include a lump or thickening in the breast, nipple discharge, nipple turning inward or becoming inverted, dimpling of the skin in and around the nipple, redness, and thickening of the skin in and around the nipple, and pain or pulling in of upright nipples.
Many of the symptoms can be from benign breast disorders, which are noncancerous. Symptoms may include: lumps or swelling, thickening, changes in the skin on the breast, such as dimpling, flaking or redness, pain in the breast or underarm when a woman presses her fingers over the area, and changes in a nipple such as pulling inward.
Breast cancer can affect you in many ways. You may have a lump in your breast that does not go away, or your nipple may change or start hurting. Blood may show up in your nipple as well, or your nipple may start to pull inward. It is important that you do not ignore any of these symptoms because they could be the warning signs of breast cancer.
It’s important to know the symptoms of breast cancer. These can appear in the breast, underarm, beneath the nipple, or on nearby lymph nodes.
Many women have a lump, thickening, or another symptom in their breast at some time. This happens to almost half of all women. Breast lumps that come and go are common. Most of the time these changes do not mean cancer. But when you notice any changes in your breasts, be sure to let your doctor know so that you can get help fast if needed.