In most cases, early breast cancer does not cause pain. Regardless, a woman should seek medical attention regarding any breast pain or other symptom that is persistent.

Common breast cancer symptoms:

  • A change in how the breast or nipple feels – One may experience nipple tenderness or notice a lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm area
  • A change in the appearance of the breast or nipple – Indicates a change in the size or shape of the breast that is turned slightly inward. In addition, the skin or the breast, areola or nipple may appear scaly, red or swollen or may have ridges or pitting that resemples that of an orange skin
  • Nipple discharge