The most common symptoms of breast cancer include a lump, swelling, nipple change, inversion or discharge and skin changes including puckering and indents.
Mr Douglas Macmillan
The most common symptom of breast cancer is a breast lump. Other less common symptoms are distortion of the breast or changes in the appearance of the nipple. Any distortion, puckering, change of shape, skin change or nipple change should be investigated.
Certain types of discharge from the nipple, or a rash can represent underlying breast cancer and particularly pre-cancerous change of the breast. Breast cancer can also present as an inflammation of the breast or as lumps under the arm or, very rarely, as breast pain.
A change in size or shape, a lump or thickening to the breast that feels different, puckering and dimpling of the skin (like a peel of an orange), nipple pulled in (inverted), discharge to 1 or both nipples, constant pain in the breast or armpits, redness or rash around the breast or nipple or swelling in the armpit or collarbone.