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Signs and symptoms of breast cancer

It is important that any symptoms or breast changes are properly investigated by your doctor.  This may include:

  • physical examination of your breasts
  • mammogram
  • other tests that may be required

As well as having your regular breast screen every two years, it is important to be breast aware because breast cancer can develop at any time. We recommend you get to know the normal look and feel of your breasts. If you find a breast change that is unusual for you, we recommend that you do not visit BreastScreen Victoria – you should see your doctor without delay.

Most breast changes are not due to cancer, but it’s important to see a doctor to be sure. 


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Signs and symptoms to look out for:

change size shape A change in the size or shape of your breasts

 

nipple crusting rednessA change to the nipple such as crusting, redness

nipple dischargeA nipple discharge (liquid) that occurs without squeezing

new lumpA new lump or lumpiness, especially if it’s only in one breast

puckering dimplingA change in the skin, such as puckering or dimpling (like orange peel)

nipple invertedYour nipple becoming inverted (or pulled in)

unusual painAn unusual pain that does not go away

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