Breast Cancer: 7 signs and symptoms you should not ignore

If you experience any of these symptoms, contact a healthcare expert right away for additional assessment and diagnosis.

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Lump in the Breast or Underarm

A persistent lump or thickening in the breast or underarm area that feels different from the surrounding tissue.

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Changes in Breast Size or Shape

Noticeable changes in the size or shape of one breast compared to the other.

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Skin Changes

Redness, dimpling, puckering, or thickening of the breast skin, resembling the texture of an orange peel.

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Nipple Changes

Inversion, retraction, or a change in the position or appearance of the nipple.

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Nipple Discharge

Any unusual discharge from the nipple, particularly if it is bloody or clear and not associated with breastfeeding.

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Breast or Nipple Pain

Persistent pain or tenderness in the breast or nipple area.

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Swelling or Lumps in the Armpit

Swelling or lumps in the lymph nodes under the arm or around the collarbone.

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