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When should you see a doctor about the symptoms of breast cancer?

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Many of the symptoms of breast cancer can also be symptoms of something else. Only your doctor can tell for sure. If you have any of these, make an appointment with your doctor:

  • A lump in the breast or armpit
  • Thickening of breast skin or tissue that lasts through your period
  • A change in the size, shape, or contour of the breast
  • Clear or bloody fluid coming from the nipple
  • A change in how the skin on your breast or nipple looks or feels. It may look dimpled, puckered, scaly, or inflamed.
  • Redness of your breast or nipple
  • An area on your breast that clearly looks different from any other
  • A hard, marble-like area under the skin

From: Warning Signs of Breast Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

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The American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 04, 2018

SOURCE: 

The American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 04, 2018

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