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Early warning signs of breast cancer

Changes to the skin on or around the breast may be warning signs of breast cancer. Although in most cases these changes do not indicate cancer, it’s important to have them checked by a doctor to rule out the disease and determine the cause of the change.

Early symptoms of breast cancer may vary from person to person or by which type of has occurred, but some common signs include:

It’s important to remember that other, benign conditions may have caused these changes. For example, changes to the skin texture on the breast may be caused by a skin condition like eczema, and swollen lymph nodes may be caused by an infection in the breast or another, unrelated illness. Seeing a doctor for an evaluation will help you determine whether something you notice is cause for concern.