Recognizing the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and knowing when to consult your doctor if you experience any of them can save your life. See a doctor if you notice any of these changes to your breast:
- Feeling a lump or a thickening that is different from the surrounding tissue
- Nipple discharge
- Change in the size or shape of a breast
- Changes in the texture of the breast skin or nipple, such as dimpling, pitting, peeling, redness or flaking
- Inverted nipple
When to see a doctor
If you find a lump or detect another type of change in your breast—even if a recent mammogram was normal—make an appointment with your doctor right away.