Keep abreast of cancer
A breast lump is the first symptom in nine out of 10 breast cancers. However, a woman's breasts are rarely the same size and may feel different at different times of the menstrual cycle, sometimes becoming lumpy just before a period. If you do detect a lump during a self-examination, have it checked by your doctor. Other things to look for are: skin changes like dimpled or redness of the breast, an inverted nipple or bloodstained nipple discharge, an unusal change in size, or any pain. Lymph glands in the armpit may also be swollen if affected by the cancer cells.