What do nipples look like when you have breast cancer? Breast cancer can cause cell changes behind the nipple. These changes can result in the nipple inverting and reversing inward into the breast, or it may look different in terms of its size.
Do your nipples change with breast cancer? One sign of breast cancer is that your nipples suddenly push in toward your body rather than pointing out. Nipples that do this are called inverted or retracted. A change in the texture or color of the nipple might also be a sign of cancer. Look for a scaly, itchy rash or dimpling that resembles the skin of an orange.
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.
How do you check your nipples for breast cancer? Place a pillow under your right shoulder and your right arm behind your head. Using your left hand, move the pads of your fingers around your right breast gently covering the entire breast area and armpit. Use light, medium, and firm pressure. Squeeze the nipple; check for discharge and lumps.