What does breast cancer dimple look like? Dimpling of the breast tissue can be a sign of a serious form of cancer known as inflammatory breast cancer. Also known as peau d’orange, dimpling of the breast causes the skin to look like the pitting and uneven skin of an orange. Sometimes, the skin can also be red and inflamed.
Is breast dimpling ever normal? If you see dimpled skin on both breasts, it’s unlikely that the cause is cancer. In general, if you notice this change in texture on one side or changes to the color, you should see your doctor. Changes to color include a reddish or darkened appearance. The dimpled skin may also itch.
What does inflammatory breast cancer look like in early stages? Symptoms of inflammatory breast cancer include swelling (edema) and redness (erythema) that affect a third or more of the breast. The skin of the breast may also appear pink, reddish purple, or bruised. In addition, the skin may have ridges or appear pitted, like the skin of an orange (called peau d’orange).
Can dimpling on the breast be benign? Both dimpling and lumps can be signs of breast cancer, although there are benign, non-cancerous issues, that can present with skin changes or a lump.