You find a lump in your breast, armpit, or
chest area that concerns you, especially
if it is hard and not like the rest of your
You find a breast lump after menopause.
You have a bloody or greenish discharge
from a nipple, or you have a watery or
milky discharge that occurs without
pressing on the nipple or breast.
You have a change in a nipple, such as
crusty or scaly skin or a nipple that turns
in rather than points out.
One of your breasts changes shape or
seems to pucker or pull when you raise
The skin looks dimpled like an
You have a change in the color or feel of
the skin of a breast or the darker area
around a nipple.
You have new pain in one breast that
lasts longer than 1 or 2 weeks and was
not caused by an injury.
You have any signs of infection in a
breast, such as pain, redness, warmth,
You are a man and you find a lump in
your chest area.
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November 14, 2014
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