Breast Cancer Awareness Month: 9 things to watch out for

ORLANDO, Fla. — Breast Cancer Awareness Month is the perfect time to educate yourself on the warning signs for breast cancer.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, different people have different symptoms of breast cancer, and some people do not have any signs or symptoms at all.

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Here are nine warning signs of breast cancer, according to the CDC:

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1. New lump in the breast or underarm (armpit).

2. Thickening or swelling of part of the breast.

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3. Irritation or dimpling of breast skin.

4. Redness or flaky skin in the nipple area or the breast.

5. Pulling in of the nipple or pain in the nipple area.

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6. Nipple discharge other than breast milk, including blood.

7. Any change in the size or the shape of the breast.

8. Pain in any area of the breast.

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9. Many conditions can cause lumps in the breast, including cancer. But most breast lumps are caused by other medical conditions. The two most common causes of breast lumps are fibrocystic breast condition and cysts.

If you have any signs or symptoms that worry you, be sure to see your doctor right away.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.