Breast Problems - Topic Overview
cancer is often seen on a
mammogram before there are any symptoms. The most
common symptom of breast cancer is a painless lump. But sometimes painful
lumps are cancerous. Other symptoms of breast cancer include:
Skin changes, such as dimpling or
- Changes in the color or feel of the
- Darkening of the area around
- A nipple being drawn inward.
- Any breast
problem that lasts more than 2 weeks.
- A breast lump in a man.
Breast changes in boys
men, enlargement of male breast tissue (gynecomastia) is a
noncancerous breast change. Breast buds are common in teenage boys during puberty. The buds may last up to 2 years, but they tend to go away within the first year. Breast buds develop because of rapid
changes in hormone levels.
Treatment of a breast problem depends on the cause of the
Check your symptoms to decide if and when
you should see a doctor.