5 Strange Signs of Breast Cancer

A lump isn't the only suspicious symptom to look for. Check out the other signs you should never ignore.

1. THICKENING NEAR THE ARMPIT If the skin on the upper corner of your chest (where it intersects with your armpit) feels thick or knotty, it could indicate a tumour that has spread to the nearby lymph nodes.

2. SCALING AROUND THE AREOLA If any section of the areola seems scaly, or you notice a sore there that doesn't heal after a few weeks, you may have a rare form of breast cancer called Paget's disease.

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3. A PUCKERED TEXTURE As a tumour grows in breast tissue, it can crowd out the ligaments that make skin firm and smooth, causing a dimpled, creased appearance.

4. CHANGE IN COLOUR A reddish skin inflammation that appears on any part of your pair and persists for more than a few weeks may be a sign of the disease.

5. AN INVERTED NIPPLE While some women are born with one or both of their nipples turned inward, one that suddenly retracts is a sign that a lump may be growing under the breast's areola.

Source: Eva Singletary, M.D., professor of surgical oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, US

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