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Providence, RI 02903
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The Miriam Hospital
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Providence, RI 02906
Breast cancer in its early stages usually does not cause symptoms. However, as the tumor grows, it can cause changes in how the breast looks and feels.
Common changes include:
A lump or thickening in, or near, the breast or underarm area
A change in the size or shape of the breast
Dimpling or puckering in the skin of the breast, including a pitted surface like the skin of an orange
A nipple turned inward, or that has changed in location or shape
Cloudy or bloody discharge from the nipple
Scaly, red or swollen skin anywhere on the breast
You should see your doctor about any symptom that does not go away. Most often, these symptoms are not due to cancer.