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Breast Cancer

Breast cancer: Symptoms, causes and risk factors

Breast Cancer - Symptoms

Breast cancer is painless especially during the early stage. In fact, there may be no symptoms at all when breast cancer first develops, so watch out for changes in the breast. These are often the first signs that cancer is present:

  • A persistent lump or thickening in the breast or in the axilla.
  • A change in the size or shape of the breast.
  • A change in the colour or appearance of the skin of the breast such as redness, puckering or dimpling.
  • Bloody discharge from the nipple.
  • A change in the nipple or areola, such as scaliness, persistent rash or nipple retraction (nipple pulled into the breast).

If you notice any of these changes, you should see a doctor immediately. Most often, they are not due to cancer, but only a doctor can tell for sure.

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