A diagnosis of breast cancer can be made if one or more of the following
signs and symptoms are displayed:
The presence of a breast lump or breast mass that either
have irregular edges or are tender, soft, and round.
The presence of a lump or hard mass with irregular
edges in the armpit area.
A generalized swelling of a part of the breast.
A noticeable change in the shape and size of
The presence of a set of abnormal modifications
in the appearance or sensation of the nipple area including
(1) the retraction/ enlargement of the nipple, (2) a purulent
appearance, (3) a bloody, clear-to-yellow, or green fluid
secretion that weeps from the nipple, and (4) itching sensations.
Noticeable changes of the breast, nipple, and
areola skin including: (1) centuated blood veins on the surface
of the breast, (2) red color skin, (3) orange peel appearance,
(4) dimpled, puckered, or scaly look.
Bone pain, weight loss, swelling of an arm, skin ulceration
(these are symptoms of a more advanced cancer stage).
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