5 lesser-known signs of breast cancer

Updated on:4 February 2022, 11:09am IST

When it comes to cancer, early detection is key. If you detect the disease in its early stages, you have a better chance of survival. If you recognize any of these symptoms, book an appointment with your doctor today!


Changes in shape or texture: If one of your breasts has a lump, chances are that there will be significant changes in the shape or size of the affected breast. For instance, one breast might droop or become larger than the other. If there is puckering of the skin or your breast starts to look red and inflamed, you ought to get it checked. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

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Nipple changes can be a sign of breast cancer. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

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Keep a check on your nipples. Image courtesy: Shutterstock


Lump in the armpit: More often than not, women look for lumps in their breasts. While that is necessary, you should not ignore swelling in or around your collarbone or armpit. Sometimes, these lumps are spotted even before you feel a lump in your breast. It’s worth seeking medical advice as soon as you notice this symptom. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

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Bloating: “Women tend to bloat easily. And while it is easy to overlook this symptom, if it occurs with weight loss or bleeding, it is a cause of worry. Constant bloating is a definite sign of cancer. Visit your doctor to know the cause of the problem. Once you’ve successfully detected these symptoms, your doctor will advise you to get a mammogram done. Women of all ages are encouraged to examine their breasts regularly,” says Dr Ghugare. Image courtesy: Shutterstock