Signs And Symptoms Of Breast Cancer

Signs And Symptoms Of Breast Cancer

Signs and symptoms of breast cancer include:

  • a new lump or area of thickened tissue in either breast that was not there before
  • a change in the size or shape of one or both breasts
  • bloodstained discharge from either of your nipples
  • a lump or swelling in either of your armpits
  • dimpling on the skin of your breasts
  • a rash on or around your nipple
  • a change in the appearance of your nipple, such as becoming sunken into your breast

Breast cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the breast multiply uncontrollably to form a tumour. While most cases of breast cancer occur in women it does occur in men too, although this is rare (about 1% of cases). Signs and symptoms of breast cancer can be different for different patients.

Breast cancer which has spread to other parts of the body is referred to as metastatic or advanced breast cancer. Common sites for metastatic tumours to grow are the bones, lymph nodes, lungs, and liver, meaning that signs and symptoms of the disease can vary greatly in each patient.

At the ABC Global Alliance, our goal is to improve and extend the lives of women and men living with advanced breast cancer in all countries worldwide and to fight for a cure. We will also raise awareness of advanced breast cancer and lobby worldwide for the improvement of the lives of advanced breast cancer patients.

To find out more information about advanced breast cancer and our mission to find a cure please visit

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