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Breast Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - When To Call a Doctor

Call your doctor if you have any symptoms of breast cancer that last for more than 1 to 2 weeks, such as:

  • A lump or sore in your breast or on your chest wall.
  • Swelling in the armpit or neck.
  • Swelling of the arm.
  • Bone pain, especially in the back or hips.
  • Shortness of breath or a cough.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Extreme tiredness.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Recurrent headaches.

Who to see

If you have received treatment for breast cancer, health professionals who can evaluate new problems include a:

To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: August 14, 2013
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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