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Early detection is key

Spot the signs of breast cancer. Here are seven common changes to look out for

Early breast cancer usually doesn’t show symptoms, but as the tumour grows, it can change how the breast looks or feels.


The common changes include:

  • A lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the armpit area
  • A change in the size or shape of the breast
  • Dimpling or puckering in the skin of the breast
  • The nipple becoming inverted (turning inward into the breast)
  • Abnormal discharge from the nipple
  • Scaly, red, or swollen skin on the breast, nipple, or areola (the dark area surrounding the nipple)
  • The skin of the breast taking on an orange peel look or feel


Contact CANSA

Phone the toll free line on 0800 22 66 22, Monday to Friday from 08h00 to 16h30.

Source: www.cansa.org.za.


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