What are the 5 warning signs of breast cancer?
- New lump in the breast or underarm (armpit).
- Thickening or swelling of part of the breast.
- Irritation or dimpling of breast skin.
- Redness or flaky skin in the nipple area or the breast.
- Pulling in of the nipple or pain in the nipple area.
What was your first breast cancer symptom? A lump in your breast or underarm that doesn’t go away. This is often the first symptom of breast cancer. Your doctor can usually see a lump on a mammogram long before you can see or feel it. Swelling in your armpit or near your collarbone.
How does breast cancer affect the skin? Signs and symptoms of breast cancer may include: A breast lump or thickening that feels different from the surrounding tissue. Change in the size, shape or appearance of a breast. Changes to the skin over the breast, such as dimpling.
Can breast cancer show on skin? The most common sites affected are the areas near the site of the breast cancer, for example the skin of the chest wall, around the surgical scar or the abdomen (belly). Less commonly, skin metastases can occur on other areas of skin, such as on the scalp, neck, back and arms.