Breast Cancer

The most leading cause of death in women

Symptoms of Breast Cancer

Symptoms Late Symptoms
  •  A firm or hard lump in the breast 
  • Double vision
  • A lump in the armpit
  • Muscle weakness
  • Changes in the shape and size of breast
  • Headache/cough/nausea
  • Changes to the nipple
  • Shortness of breath
  • Discharge/blood from the nipple
  • Jaundice
  • Dimples or redness of the skin on the breast
  • Loss of appetite


The primary method of discovering the symptoms of breast cancer is self-examination. Doctors recommend that women learn how to properly examine their breasts and to do so on a regular basis. The purpose is to look for any changes in the breasts. One warning sign of breast cancer may be a lump in the breast or armpit area. The presence of a lump suggests that medical advice should be sought. A lump does not necessarily indicate breast cancer. In many cases, lumps are benign (not cancerous) and can be removed without any lasting harm to the patient.