These cancers present as a mass, or lump, in the breast. This can be a new lump or a lump that has grown or changed. There are other changes in the breast that can be the first indication of a breast cancer. These include:
A change in the size or shape of the breast
A retraction or dimpling of the skin anywhere in the breast
Red, flaky or swollen skin anywhere on the breast
New localized breast pain
A nipple that is tender or suddenly turns inward (gets retracted)
Bloody nipple discharge, or spontaneous persistent non-bloody discharge other than milk
All of these symptoms, as well as any new or changing breast mass, should certainly be brought to your health care provider's attention.
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New Haven, CT 06510
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