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The symptoms of breast cancer include unusual lumps in the breasts, swelling in the armpits, itchy nipples, stubborn rashes or painful breasts. However, all of these symptoms can also be the sign of nothing serious. In fact, most of the time breast issues like these are not a sign of cancer. Nevertheless, it is important to track any changes and based on the exact nature of the symptoms decide when it is okay to wait and when you should see a doctor.

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All of us, at one time or another, have had nipple issues. Perhaps it’s discharge, with clear, milky, dark, or even bloody fluid leaking (or being squeezed) out. Often it’s pain—anything from slight sensitivity to a burning soreness. And sometimes it’s a rash, what looks like an infection, or even an inversion, when your nipple decides to…

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on Nipple Issues: When To Worry, When To… Hi - Thankfully, your family history of other cancers won't impact your…

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on Does a Bruise on the Breast Mean Cancer? Listen up, readers — as an IBC survivor and advocate for those with the…

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