2. Breast dimpling, discoloration, or other changes
An unusual lump is the telltale sign of breast cancer women are told to look for. But other breast changes can signal cancer. The key is in getting comfortable with how your breasts usually look and feel, so that it stands out if anything changes. If you notice the skin of your breast becoming dimpled, a nipple inverting, swelling, tenderness, or discoloration of the skin to a deeper red or pink, it could be cause for concern.
Rich Wender, MD, chief cancer control officer for the American Cancer Society says, “Those signs don’t necessarily mean it’s cancer, but that’s exactly why women delay seeking help, because they’re hoping it’s nothing,” he says. It’s always best to find out for sure what’s causing changes or symptoms, so that you can rule out serious conditions like cancer.