Breast Cancer - When To Call a Doctor
Call your doctor if you have:
- A painless lump in your breast or armpit.
- A change in the
size or shape of the breast.
- Changes in the skin of the breast,
such as a dimple or skin that looks like an orange peel.
- A change
in the nipple, such as scaling of the skin, a nipple that turns in, or
discharge or bleeding.
- A change in the color or feel of the skin
around the nipple.
Who to see
Health professionals who can perform a breast exam include
Mammograms are usually read by
You may see a general surgeon, a breast surgeon, or a
radiologist if further evaluation of a breast problem is needed.
Breast cancer is treated by surgeons,
medical oncologists, and
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.