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What are considered uncommon signs of breast cancer?

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Dr. Akanksha Pardeshi

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Member since 05 December 2017 19 January 2018 at 11:34

When you think about breast cancer, what do you think of? A young woman with nipple discharge? Probably not. And that's because we often associate a lump as a sign of breast cancer, as well as assuming it only affects older women. But what about the other symptoms?

There are some lesser known indicators which hint on your breast cancer possibility. So, keep in mind these symptoms also:

  • Changes in skin texture (e.g puckering/dimpling)
  • Lumps and thickening
  • Swelling in your armpit or around collar bone
  • Constant, unusual pain in your breast or armpit
  • Nipple discharge
  • A sudden change in size or shape
  • Nipple inversion and changes in direction
  • A rash or crusting of the nipple or surrounding area
  • Breast or nipple pain.

If you find new and unusual breast symptoms, it’s a good idea to get yourself checked out by a doctor.