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what are some common symptoms of breast cancer??

A: At your age the chances of having breast cancer are very close to zero.

It’s mainly a disease of ageing – 80 per cent of those diagnosed with it are over 50, it’s rare in women under 40 and almost unheard of in under 25s.

Most breast lumps – even in women over 50 – are not cancerous. Your breasts are still growing and developing, and what you describe is almost certainly hormonal.

The American Cancer Society and other cancer organisations recommend that women start routine breast self-examination at the age of 20.

Dizziness and loss of appetite are NOT symptoms of breast cancer. (As you have little appetite, it could be that you are getting dizzy because you’re not eating enough.)

I’m not going to list the symptoms of possible breast cancer, because it’s pretty much irrelevant at your age. But you should see a doctor about your loss of appetite and dizzy spells, and while you are there tell him/her about your breast lump (if it’s still there) so that s/he can reassure you

Q: Breast cancer. Symptoms..?
So i know i need to go to the doctor for a check up. Just a few questions though.
So my right breast is larger then my left. Tremendesouly. and it hurts.
Both are sensitive on my period but the right one has stretch looking crevices and is kinda swallon at the top when i go to touch it. or do the three step tecnique for checking my breasts for cancer. The top is harder and kinda bumpy. My left is perfectly fine. Are these symptoms?!
iI’m only 16.. But i want to know!

A: The chances of breast cancer at 16 are so close to zero that it makes almost no difference. The chances of a 16 year old having cancer in both breasts are even smaller.

And nothing you describe is a symptom of breast cancer; rather what you describe is normal breast an hormonal development.

It is very common indeed for one breast to be somewhat larger than the other; nobody but you will notice. Pain is rarely a sign of breast cancer, even in women old enough for breast cancer. Most people diagnosed have felt no pain.

Breast sensitivity around period time is perfectly normal and happens to almost al women at some time. The fact that it occurs in both breasts makes it even less likely that this is anything sinister.

Breasts are pretty lumpy, bumpy things anyway – most breast lumps, even in older women, aren’t cancer.

Doctors and cancer organisations don’t recommend that girls your age o breast self examination – it will tel them nothing at all and may worry them unnecessarily, as it has worried you.

The American Cancer Society and other cancer organisations recommend that women begin breast self examination at no younger than 20(if then; some cancer professionals say 30). Before that it’s pointless; firstly because there are so many hormonal changes that there is no ‘normal’ – and self examination is about a woman knowing what’s normal for her and reporting any changes.

And secondly because the chance of breast cancer is almost nil. It’s almost unheard of in under 25s, and fewer than 0.1% of all those diagnosed are under 30. Only 5% are under 40, most (80%) are over 50 and the average age at diagnosis is a little over 60.

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer I was classed as young and allocated to the breast care nurse whose special interest was breast cancer in younger women. I was 50.

You may get the reassurance you need by talking to your mother. If you don’t feel comfortable doing that, talk to your school nurse – she will be used to girls having concerns like this and will take you seriously and be able to reassure you that you don’thave breast cancer

Q: What exactly do the symptoms of breast cancer look like?
I have seen pictures and stuff, but nothing matches what im looking for. So please give a picture or something :) I;d really appreciate it!

A: you may feel a lump (most common…especially near nipple or in upper outer quadrant), may have nipple discharge, may have inversion of a nipple (when the other nipple isnt), may have tightening of skin of breast, discoloration of the breast, breast skin that looks like an orange peel (very, very bad sign)

Q: What are the early signs/symptoms of breast cancer?
I noticed 2 pea sized like stones in the area between my underarm and my breast and then I noticed the lymph nodes are super swollen, but none of it hurts at all when its touched.

A: Early breast cancer may have no symptoms at all.

The possible signs and symptoms of breast cancer are:

change in size – one breast may have become noticeably larger or lower

nipple change – if it becomes inverted (pulled in) or changes its position or shape

rash – on or around the nipple

discharge – from one or both nipples

puckering or dimpling – around nipple

swelling – in your armpit or around your collarbone (from lymph nodes)

lump or thickening – that feels different from the rest of the breast tissue – but remember that most breast lumps are not cancerous

constant pain – in one part of your breast or in your armpit.

Although most breast lumps are not cancerous, ALL must be investigated. Although some cancerous breast lumps are painful (mine was) most are not. Please get yourself to your doctor as soon as you can.

Q: what are the symptoms of breast cancer?
because i am not sure if i have a breast cancer.

A: Early breast cancer usually does not cause symptoms. This is why regular breast exams are important. As the cancer grows, symptoms may include:

•Breast lump or lump in the armpit that is hard, has uneven edges, and usually does not hurt
•Change in the size, shape, or feel of the breast or nipple — for example, you may have redness, dimpling, or puckering that looks like the skin of an orange
•Fluid coming from the nipple — may be bloody, clear to yellow, green, and look like pus
Men get breast cancer, too. Symptoms include breast lump and breast pain and tenderness.

Symptoms of advanced breast cancer may include:

•Bone pain
•Breast pain or discomfort
•Skin ulcers
•Swelling of one arm (next to breast with cancer)
•Weight loss

Q: What are symptoms of breast cancer?
If i feel my breast, i can feel what feels like lots of little bubbles under the skin… I haven’t ever noticed it before, is it normal? My friend has just been diagnosed with breast cancer, and i’m now worried, please answer if you can say anything that will stop me from worrying, or if its normal etc. Thank you!

A: Signs and symptoms

Knowing the signs and symptoms of breast cancer may help save your life. When the disease is discovered early, you have more treatment options and a better chance for a cure.

Most breast lumps aren’t cancerous. Yet the most common sign of breast cancer for both men and women is a lump or thickening in the breast. Often, the lump is painless. Other potential signs of breast cancer include:

* A spontaneous clear or bloody discharge from your nipple, often associated with a breast lump
* Retraction or indentation of your nipple
* A change in the size or contours of your breast
* Any flattening or indentation of the skin over your breast
* Redness or pitting of the skin over your breast, like the skin of an orange

A number of conditions other than breast cancer can cause your breasts to change in size or feel. Breast tissue changes naturally during pregnancy and your menstrual cycle. Other possible causes of noncancerous (benign) breast changes include fibrocystic changes, cysts, fibroadenomas, infection or injury.

If you find a lump or other change in your breast — even if a recent mammogram was normal — see your doctor for evaluation. If you haven’t yet gone through menopause, you may want to wait through one menstrual cycle before seeing your doctor. If the change hasn’t gone away after a month, have it evaluated promptly.-

For more details you can see my blog on Y360 at – http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-wHph4Fg7er_0G0bOurZW.KsRJQ–?cq=1&tag=bca-symptoms.

Q: What is really the symptoms of breast cancer?
I just wanted to know these early signs because I know it would help.

A: Early breast cancer usually has no symptoms at all. The signs and symptoms of possible breast cancer are:

change in size – one breast may have become noticeably larger or lower

nipple change – if it becomes inverted (pulled in) or changes its position or shape

rash – on or around the nipple

discharge – from one or both nipples

puckering or dimpling – around nipple

swelling – in your armpit or around your collarbone (from lymph nodes)

lump or thickening – that feels different from the rest of the breast tissue – but remember that most breast lumps are not cancerous

Q: what are the symptoms of breast cancer with breast implants?
my mom had breast implants for 6 months and now her left breast is giving her pain around it and she can feel a bumb-like on top of her breast.. how can we know what it is thats causing this

A: The best way to know what is causing the pain in your mothers breast is to go to the doctor. Some symptoms of breast cancer are: Inverted nipples (when the nipples turn inside out) , uneven breast ( look in the mirror see if your breast appear the same in shape and size, I’m not talking about for vanity reasons but for medical), bloody discharge (usually painless, but doesn’t have to be so) and an orange peel appearance (when the skin texture changes and resembles that of an orange like appearance). Hope this helps.

Q: Are these symptoms of breast cancer?
I’m a little worried about my best friend, who’s only 16. She has a pretty weak immune system and catches colds easily, but recently she found a lump in one of her breasts and then she got super sick. She got a fever of 103 and was very weak and ill. I’m not sure if it was just a flu or if that’s one of the symptoms of breast cancer. I mean, the lump could be nothing, right? She’s going to the doctor tomorrow, but I just wanted some opinions.

A: There is a very small chance that the lump could be cancerous, however it is very rare in young people. It is more likely to be a cyst, but she is *definitely* right to go and have it checked out at the doctors, it is always much better to be safe than sorry!
The fever will probably be an infection or virus (such as flu), and almost certainly unrelated to the lump. The common symptoms of cancer do not include fever.

Q: What are the immediate symptoms of breast cancer?
WHAT PERCENTAGE OF BREAST LUMPS TURNS OUT TO BE BREASTCANCER IN YOUNG LADYS?

A: there are no symptoms, beside the lumps. about 40% of lumps turn out to be cancer. the rest 60% aren’t dangerous.

Q: do i have the symptoms of breast cancer?
I’m 17 and I woke up this morning with two very sore lumps in my armpit. I am very nervous cause its very conman in my family. PLEASE HELP ME! I dont want to have breast cancer

A: There could be a number of reasons for painful lumps in your armpit – swollen lymph nodes, for example. Lymph nodes swell in response to infection, sometimes a minor infection you don’t even realise you’ve had.

The reason that is least likely is breast cancer.

At 17 your chances of being struck by lightning are twice as high as your chances of having breast cancer. Breast cancer is almost unheard of in under 25s, fewer than 0.1% of those diagnosed with it are under 30 and only 5% are under 40. Most (80%) are over 50.

Me, I was classed as a ‘younger woman’ when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Why? Because I was only 50, which is pretty young for breast cancer.

Most breast and underarm lumps, even in women over 50, aren’t cancer. Over 80% of those considered suspicious enough for biopsy re found to be benign.

And most cancerous breast and underarm lumps don’t hurt – pain is rarely a sign of breast cancer.

Talk to your mum; and if the lumps are still there in two weeks see your doctor. But stop worrying about breast cancer.

You say breast cancer is very common in your family. Hereditary breast cancer is rare – only 5 – 10% of breast cancer cases are hereditary, and they are due to a rare inherited faulty gene. Breast cancer diagnosed after the age of 50 is even less likely to be hereditary.

With one in eight women diagnosed with breast cancer over a lifetime of 80 years or so, it’s a rare family that’s unaffected by breast cancer, especially among older members.

But even in those rare cases where breast cancer is hereditary within a family, the chances of it affecting a teenager are still just about zero.

Q: How long can you live with untreated breast cancer and have no symptoms?
Ok, I’m 21 years old and a little over a year ago I found one little hard thing in my left breast and a long hard mass in my right breast. These hard parts could only be felt when sitting up right and pressing down on the area. If I was laying flat on my back I couldn’t feel them. I went to Planned Parenthood and got a breast exam and they said it felt like fibrocystis and not worry. Well here it is almost a year latter and the hard little thing in my breast can now be felt laying on my back as well as sitting up. I went to a surgeon and he’s sending me for a ultrasound. So what I am wondering is if it was breast cancer all along, am I screwed? I Feel fine, no problems, but how long before it’s too late to do anything about breast cancer?

A: Oh, you’d have definitely been sick by now if it were cancer. Now, it may have been pre-cancerous and may have become stage 1 cancer, but I seriously doubt it. I also have cystic mastitis…..but I’ve also had breast cancer. I felt a big difference in the cysts and the mass that was cancerous. You have to become very familiar with your breasts so you can tell the difference. Also, it could be an infected milk duct–no you don’t need to be nursing or pregnant to have that. It’s very common. Try not to get upset unless you have something to get upset about.

Q: What are some of the symptoms of breast cancer? ?
For example, are there any signs that you might have breast cancer?

A: Early breast cancer often has no symptoms. Signs and symptoms of possible breast cancer are:

Early breast cancer may have no symptoms at all.

The possible signs and symptoms of breast cancer are:

change in size – one breast may have become noticeably larger or lower

nipple change – if it becomes inverted (pulled in) or changes its position or shape

rash – on or around the nipple

discharge – from one or both nipples

puckering or dimpling – around nipple

swelling – in your armpit or around your collarbone (from lymph nodes)

lump or thickening – that feels different from the rest of the breast tissue – but remember that most breast lumps are not cancerous

constant pain – in one part of your breast or in your armpit.

It’s worth knowing that breast cancer’s mainly a disease of ageing – 80% of those diagnosed are over 50, it’s rare in women under 40 and almost unheard of in under 25s

Q: what are the symptoms for breast cancer?
how can u get it?….. what happens when u have it? …. can u see it? does anything happen physically or is it invisible?

A: I don’t know why you’re asking, but I see from your Q&A that you’re 14 and the first thing you need to know is that at 14 your chances of having breast cancer are as close to zero as they can get.

It’s mainly a disease of ageing; 80% of those diagnosed are over 50 and it is almost unheard of in under 20s.

If you’re asking because you have found a breast lump – most breast lumps, even in women over 50, are not cancerous, and at your age a lump would almost certainly be hormonal.

You may, of course, be asking for someone else. Early breast cancer may have no symptoms at all, it usually doesn’t. Signs and symptoms of POSSIBLE breast cancer – in ADULTS – are:

change in size – one breast may have become noticeably larger or lower

nipple change – if it becomes inverted (pulled in) or changes its position or shape

rash – on or around the nipple

discharge – from one or both nipples

puckering or dimpling – around nipple

swelling – in your armpit or around your collarbone (from lymph nodes)

lump or thickening – that feels different from the rest of the breast tissue – but remember that most breast lumps are not cancerous

How do you get it? Nobody knows what causes breast cancer. 5 – 10% of cases are hereditary. There are risk factors but they are irrelevant to you at your age.

Q: what are the exact symptoms of breast cancer in dogs?
i have a 4 year old toy poodle who had 5 puppies on may 18, 2009. i noticed a couple of weeks ago she had an inverted swollen and hard nipple.and when you squeeze it white stuff(not exactly sure what it is)comes out. i tried rubbing it gently with a warm cloth but she wouldn’t let me. i have set an appointment for her in a couple of days but i would like to know what going on with her right now. please help!

A: Sounds like mastitis or infection with the “white stuff” coming out. I would say a vet would be needed to correctly diagnose your problem but that’s what it sounds like me. Usually with mammay tumors there isn’t a discharge the nipple and surrounding area just gets really hard and swollen. You might want to consider getting her spayed it will decrease her chances of getting breast cancer! Let us know what the vet says. Good Luck!

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