Is It A Sign Of Breast Cancer If Your Breast Nipples Are Inverted And That There Are Freckles On It?

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Asked by Atayshia

Is It A Sign Of Breast Cancer If Your Breast Nipples Are Inverted And That There Are Freckles On It?

Is it a sign of breast cancer if your breast nipples are inverted and that there are freckles on it? It's not itchy or anything, and there are no rashes, it's not red, but it does get bumpy, but only when I get cold. Also my nipples are inverted, but there are freckles on the bottom of my breast. My mom said that it could be a sign, but I'm not sure. So is it a sign? Do I really have it?

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Hi Atayshia: Inverted nipples can be a sign of cancer... or not. And your nipples becoming "bumpy" when it's cold is perfectly natural. Freckles on your breast, that have always been there, or been there for a long time? Not a sign of cancer. And if both nipples are inverted, almost certainly not a sign of cancer. And, you sound like you might be fairly young - 90% of breast cancer is diagnosed in women over 40. So all in all, your risk is tiny. But if it's just one nipple that's inverted, and it's happend fairly recently, then it's something you should get checked out by a doctor just to make sure, OK? Good luck - PJH

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Answered by PJ Hamel