Breast cancer can present with a variety of warning signs, which can vary from person to person. However, the following are some of the most common warning signs of breast cancer that you should be aware of:
- A lump or thickening in the breast or underarm area.
- Changes in breast size or shape.
- Nipple discharge (other than breast milk), or a nipple that turns inward (inverted).
- Skin changes such as redness, thickening, dimpling, or puckering.
- Breast pain or tenderness that doesn’t go away.
- A change in the texture of the skin on the breast, like orange peel.
It is important to note that some breast cancers may not cause any noticeable symptoms, which is why regular screening and mammograms are important for early detection. If you notice any changes in your breasts, it is recommended to talk to your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Early detection and treatment can improve the chances of successful treatment and survival.