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    Breast lumps aren’t the only possible sign of breast cancer, and most breast lumps aren’t cancer. Read about the signs, symptoms, and types of breast cancer.


    This article is a brief overview of breast cancer symptoms.

    Warning Signs

    Read about the possible warning signs of breast cancer. But don’t jump to conclusions; breast cancer diagnosis must be done by doctors.


    Invasive breast cancers have spread beyond the milk ducts and milk-making glands to other breast tissue. This link will take you to a web site that explains invasive breast cancer.

    Read about Paget’s disease of the nipple, a rare form of breast cancer.

    Breast cancer recurrence (return) is possible after treatment, and it doesn’t always come back to the breast. This detailed article is all about breast cancer recurrence.

    Breast cancer is generally seen in women after menopause. But it can strike much earlier. Learn about breast cancer in young women.

    Breast cancer in pregnancy is very rare. But it can happen. Learn how breast cancer in pregnancy is handled.

    The vast majority of breast cancer patients are women. But every year, about 1,700 U.S. men get breast cancer. This article has the facts on male breast cancer.

    Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare type of breast cancer in which the breast appears swollen and inflamed. It doesn’t always involve a lump. Learn more about inflammatory breast cancer.

    If breast cancer is HER2-positive, that means it has a certain protein (HER2) that makes cancer cells grow. Find out more.


    Breast cancer treatments are powerful medicine and can have side effects. Read about common breast cancer treatment side effects.

    Lymphedema is abnormal fluid build-up, usually in the arms or legs, and it needs prompt treatment. Learn about lymphedema and breast cancer.

    Breast cancer treatments may affect young women’s ability to bear children. Learn how that issue can be addressed.

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