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Sunday, 29 September 2013
A lump in the breast isn't always cancerous. From hormonal changes in teens to damaged fat tissue, more than 80 percent of all breast lumps are noncancerous for women under the age of 40.
Did You Know? Signs of Breast Cancer
While often caused by less severe conditions, a breast lump, pain, and tenderness are often the things most associated with breast cancer. Other symptoms of breast cancer include:
nipple discharge or retraction of the nipple
enlargement of one breast
dimpling of the breast surface
an "orange peel" texture to the skin
unintentional weight loss
enlarged lymph nodes in the armpit
visible veins on the breast
If you experience any of those symptoms, you should see your doctor.