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So you're worried because you've noticed a change in your breast and you're wondering
about breast cancer symptoms. First things first, don't freak out. Let's
take it one step at a time.
You probably already know this, but *** change a lot throughout life.
Puberty, getting pregnant, breastfeeding, getting older...
all of these cause changes that are normal and healthy.
But some changes aren't.
Changes like lumps, redness, swelling, puckering,
breast pain or discharge from the ***
If you notice anything like this, or any change that just doesn't seem right,
then talk to a doctor or nurse.
A lot of these things
end up being less serious than you imagine- like a cyst,
infection, or injury.
But there is no way to know for sure until you see someone.
Your doctor or nurse might recommend a mammogram or a biopsy.
These are tests that can help explain what's going on with your ***.
But just remember: there are thousands of women just like you
who notice an abnormal change, see a health care provider,
and then get follow-up tests, but very few of them actually have something serious. In fact,
for every 100 women who get a mammogram because they have some kind of symptom,
only two to three of them will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
The bottom line is that if you're worried,
then see a doctor or nurse.
In the small chance that they do find something more serious,
the sooner it's found, the better.
You're always welcome at Planned Parenthood.
Our doctors and nurses perform hundreds of thousands of clinical breast
exams each year.
We'll make sure you're cared for
with the attention you need and deserve.