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Breast Cancer Symptoms

Similar to other cancers, breast cancers have no obvious symptoms or signs in its early stages.  So your monthly breast self-exam or the annual mammogram are extremely important for earlier found and diagnosed.  Usually, the first sign is the discovery of a painless lump and 50% of those lump are found at the upper outer part of the breast.
Also, there are different types of breast cancer, including Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS, invasive), ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS, non-invasive), inflammatory breast cancer, male breast cancer, recurrent breast cancer, metastatic breast cancer, etc.

Breast Cancer Symptoms Checklist:

  1. A hard breast lump
  2. Blood from the nipple
  3. Change in the size, shape or feel of your breast or nipple
  4. Changes to the skin over the breast, e.g. redness and dimpling
  5. Orangish / brownish / Yellowish fluid from nipple
  6. Peeling skin around nipple
  7. Bone pain
  8. Skin ulcers around your breast and nipple
  9. Swelling of your arm, usually happens on one of your arms
  10. Unexplained weight loss