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Symptoms of breast cancer
In the majority of cases, localised breast cancer is asymptomatic at the time of diagnosis. The most common symptom of breast cancer is a non-tender lump in the breast or underarm area. In some asymptomatic cases there is no evidence of a lump, but the cancer is found, for example, in mammography screening.
Pain in the breast, any nipple discharge or swelling of the breast may also be symptoms of breast cancer. It is however good to remember that these changes are not always a sign of breast cancer. However, the symptoms always require further medical evaluation to ensure a proper diagnosis and treatment.