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Breast Cancer Symptoms

Breast cancer typically doesn’t cause symptoms in its early stages. Most patients are diagnosed after a screening test such as a mammogram, not because they noticed changes in their bodies.

But there are a number of signs associated with breast cancer, and it’s good to know what they are.

If you’re concerned that you may have breast cancer, click here to make an appointment for a mammogram at the Joanne Knight Breast Health Center. You can also contact us at 314-454-7500.

What are the symptoms of breast cancer?

If you experience any of the following symptoms or changes in your breast, you should report them to your doctor:

  • A breast lump or thickening that is different from surrounding tissue
  • Change in the size, shape or heaviness of one breast
  • A rapid change in the look of one breast, over the course of days or weeks
  • Redness or changes to the skin on the breast that resemble an orange peel
  • Change in the color of the breast to red, purple, pink, or a bruised appearance
  • Unusual warmth of one breast
  • Bloody or clear yellow discharge from the nipple
  • Peeling or flaking of the nipple skin
  • Itching
  • Tenderness, pain, or aching in one area of the breast
  • Enlarged lymph nodes under the arm or above or below the collarbone