Symptoms of Breast Cancer

The symptoms of breast cancer can vary between each person, while some people do not experience any signs or symptoms. Warning signs of breast cancer include:

  • A new lump in the breast or underarm
  • Part of the breast thickening or swelling
  • Breast skin dimpling or irritation
  • Skin that is flaky or red in the nipple area or breast
  • Pain in the nipple area or pulling in of the nipple
  • Discharge, other than breast milk, coming from the nipple including blood
  • Changes in the size or shape of the breast
  • Breast pain in any area

It is important to note that these symptoms can occur with other conditions that are not cancer.


What Are the Symptoms of Breast Cancer? Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Updated September 20, 2021. Accessed August 30, 2022.

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