Breast Cancer symptoms

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Most individuals visit their doctor because they experience the following symptoms:

lump nodule breast

The appearance of a previously unnoticed lump or nodule in the breast.

Chest inspection/palpation

The breast is tender upon palpation.

breast size change

One breast changes its size.

irregular shape breast

It develops an irregular shape.

breast’s skin change

Changes to the breast’s skin such as ulcers, colour changes and developing what is called peau d’orange (skin that appears like orange peel).

changes nipple

Changes to the nipple, including inversion (facing inward).

nipple secretions

Bloody secretions from the nipple.

nodule in the armpit

The appearance of a lump under the arm.

Tired woman, sweating

Other symptoms include tiredness or localised bone pain, which both appear in more advanced stages of the disease.

If you notice any of these symptoms, you should visit your gynaecologist for an assessment and to begin a more detailed study if considered necessary.

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Substantiated information by:

Aleix Prat Aparicio
Ana Rodríguez García
Bárbara Ádamo
Montserrat Muñoz Mateu

Published: 20 February 2018
Updated: 20 February 2018


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