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What are the symptoms of a breast tumor?

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Learning About Breast Cancer over 7 years
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    Survivor since 2007
    Anonymous, Usually you would feel a lump or a suspicious area in the breast is seen in a mammogram. Breast cancer doesn't just come in "one flavor".... there are different types of breast cancer that do not form a lump. That is why it is important to know what "normal" is for your breasts. On this site you can find the list of symptoms that could signal things are not right. It is most important to do monthly self-checks and have a yearly exam. Breast cancer doesn't follow strict rules because it is sneaky. There is NO WAY you or even a doctor can tell it a lump is ok or not without a mammogram, or other diagnostic tests. If in doubt, get yourself to your doctor NOW. Personally, I found my lump which turned out to be breast cancer 7 months after my yearly mammogram. Take care, Sharon
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    • Susan Green Profile

      Sharon is so right about everything she said. I had a lump and my nipple started inverting which is usually a sign of it being cancer. Good luck to you!

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  • Jk Joyce Profile
    Survivor since 2012
    I had no symptoms. Mine was found on my yearly mammo. Stage 1,DCIS. Radiation all done and on Tamoxifen.
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  • Traciann brundage Profile
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I found mine on a month breast exam . I had no pain or any symptoms . I have Invasive ductal carcinoma
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    Stage 2A Patient
    I found mine during my monthly self exam and noticed bloody discharge from my nipple.
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