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.

Signs and symptoms of breast cancer may include:

  • a lump in the breast or underarm area
  • inverted nipple
  • changes to the skin over the breast, such as retraction
  • pain in the breast
  • an inflammatory change such as redness or hardening of the breast
  • any nipple discharge—particularly clear discharge or bloody discharge

It’s 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.

Remember that by performing breast self-exams regularly, you will be able to more easily identify any changes in your breast. 

Whether you suspect you may have developed breast cancer or have just been diagnosed, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We understand how hard it is to go through a cancer treatment abroad, far from home.
Our team (tel: +358 50 500 1839 or e-mail international (a) docrates.com) will gladly help you to arrange everything you might need for your visit to Docrates Cancer Center and will be happy to answer all your questions and provide you with the needed information.

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