The first symptom of breast cancer most people notice is a lump in their breast or some thickening. The first symptom of breast cancer for many women is a lump in their breast. That means they are not cancers. Your breast might look bigger or have a different shape than usual. It might feel different. Many healthy women find that their breasts feel lumpy and tender before their period.
Inter-individual variability exists in persistent breast pain following breast cancer surgery. Purposes of this study were to identify demographic and clinical characteristics that differed among the breast pain classes and, using linear mixed effects modeling, determine how changes over time, in sensitivity in the breast scar area, pain qualities, pain interference, and hand and arm function differed among these classes. Several demographic and clinical characteristics differentiated the breast pain classes. Significant group effects were observed for pain qualities and interference scores, such that, on average, women in the Severe Pain class reported higher scores than women in the Moderate Pain class. In addition, women in the Moderate Pain class reported higher scores than women in the Mild Pain class. Compared to the Mild Pain class, women in the Severe Pain class had significantly impaired grip strength and women in the Moderate and Severe Pain classes had impaired flexion and abduction. The majority of women diagnosed with breast cancer will undergo either breast conserving surgery or mastectomy.
Skip to Content. Use the menu to see other pages. The signs and symptoms that should be discussed with a doctor are listed below. Many times, the cause of a symptom may be a different medical condition that is not cancer.
Breast pain can be a symptom of cancer. If you have any symptoms that worry you, be sure to see your doctor right away. Different people have different symptoms of breast cancer. Some people do not have any signs or symptoms at all.