Signs and symptoms of breast cancer
It is important that any symptoms or breast changes are properly investigated with your doctor. This may include a physical breast examination, x-rays and ultrasound imaging of your breast(s).
As well as having your regular screening mammogram every 2 years, it is important 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 NSW - you should see your doctor without delay.
Signs and symptoms to look out for include:
- a new lump or lumpiness, especially if it's only in one breast
- a change in the size or shape of your breast
- a change to the nipple, such as crusting, an ulcer, redness or an inversion
- a nipple discharge that occurs without squeezing
- a change in the skin of your breast such as redness or dimpling
- an unusual pain that doesn't go away.
9 out of 10 breast changes are not due to cancer, but it’s important to see a doctor to be sure.
For more information go to Cancer Australia's Resources Library and search for “Do you have a breast change?”