Breast tissue changes throughout the month in adult women. Some changes are normal, but some may require a physician’s attention. It is important that you know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer. When it is discovered early, you have more treatment options and a better chance for long-term survival. In fact, when breast cancer is diagnosed and treated in its early stages, the five-year survival rate is 95 percent.
Most breast lumps are not cancerous. Yet the most common sign of breast cancer for both men and women is a lump or thickening in the breast. Often, the lump is painless.