Women and Breast Cancer

Women and Breast Cancer

Breast cancer symptoms1 present in a variety of ways, and some people have no signs or symptoms. Breast cancer may be diagnosed after a routine mammography.


Signs or symptoms of breast cancer include changes in the breast, such as:

  • Lump in the breast or armpit
  • Thickening/swelling
  • Irritation or dimpling of skin
  • Nipple indention or pain
  • Nipple discharge other than breast milk (including blood)
  • Change in size or shape
  • Any pain


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1Website [Internet]. [cited 2013 Apr 4] Available from: http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/basic_info/symptoms.htm