Q. The skin of one of my breasts has suddenly gotten dimpled, kind of like the skin of an orange. What’s that about?
A. That, too, could be a sign of trouble. Sometimes a tumor causes swelling in the breast that’s not easily seen, yet it’s enough that the ligaments holding the breast tissue and skin together get pulled inwards by the swelling, causing your breast to dimple. Get it checked. Another visual cue: blood vessels suddenly become much more pronounced in one breast than the...Read more
I've known Susan since July 2007. I've never met her, but I've gotten to know her through her active participation on the mailing list at... Read more »
You would think that I would be a big proponent of breast self-exams, as I was the one who first diagnosed my own breast cancer. But it... Read more »
Background Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a relatively rare type of breast cancer grows in the lymph vessels of the skin of the breast. Because... Read more »
Q. I have this scaly rash right around my nipple. That couldn’t be a sign of cancer, could it? A. Yes, it could. Or it could be a plain old rash.... Read more »
My technician recently told me, just before sending me gliding through an MRI tube, that MRI scans were once an uncommon breast exam. He performed... Read more »
Q. I felt a lump under my arm, in the area of my armpit, not in my breast. So that means I don’t have to worry about breast cancer, right? A.... Read more »