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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM)

Breast cancer is often detected in its earliest stage as an abnormality on a mammogram, well before it can be felt by you or by your health care provider. If a cancer has grown to the point where physical signs and symptoms are present, you may notice the following:

  • Breast lump or thickening

  • Swelling, redness or tenderness

  • Skin or nipple changes in color or texture

  • Dimpling or puckering of the skin

  • Nipple pain, discharge, scaliness or retraction (nipple sinks inward)

  • Lump in the armpit area

Breast pain is very commonly due to benign conditions and usually is not a symptom of breast cancer.

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