1. Palpable Mass in the Breast or Armpit: One of the most common symptoms of breast cancer is a hard, painless mass that can be felt in the breast or armpit. These masses may not always be painful, so regular breast examinations are important.
2. Change in Breast Shape or Size: Changes in the breasts, such as swelling, enlargement or shrinkage, may be a symptom of breast cancer. Asymmetry and difference in size are also points to be considered.
3. Change in Breast Skin: Changes such as redness, peeling, roughness or collapse in the breast skin may be observed. Additionally, an appearance resembling orange peel may also be a symptom.
4. Change in the Nipple : Symptoms such as pain in the nipple (nipple), discoloration, indentation or discharge may be observed. Bleeding from the nipple is also considered a serious symptom.
5. Breasts Are Red, Warm and Swollen: Part or all of the breast may appear red, hot and swollen. This may be a sign of inflammation, infection, or it may be a symptom of inflammatory breast cancer( a type of breast cancer).
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should consult a healthcare professional immediately. It’s important not to panic, as breast cancer symptoms may indicate other health problems, but you should avoid ignoring the symptoms.
Symptoms of breast cancer can appear differently in different people. Regular breast exams and mammography screenings can increase the chances of early diagnosis and treatment by detecting the disease in an early stage. Remember, early diagnosis saves lives!