What are the symptoms of breast cancer in women?
There are various symptoms of breast cancer.
Some of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer include:
a lump in the breast
a change in the size or shape of the breast
dimpling of the skin or thickening in the breast tissue
a nipple that’s turned in (inverted)
a rash (like eczema) on the nipple
discharge from the nipple
swelling or a lump in the armpit.
A lump in the breast is the most common symptom of breast cancer.
Most breast lumps are not cancerous. They are usually fluid-filled lumps (cysts) or a fibroadenoma, which is made up of fibrous and glandular tissue. But it is important to get a lump or any of these symptoms checked by your GP straight away.
If a lump or other symptom is caused by breast cancer, the earlier you have treatment, the more successful it’s likely to be.