A painful lump at the breast is the most common sign of breast carcinoma. But, not all women experience this. Several lumps are detected with a routine mammogram, and most women have no symptoms at the time of diagnosis. Small, asymptomatic tumors are not usually visible to the naked eye or touch. A mammogram is essential as soon as possible.
Tenderness and pain are the most frequent symptoms of breast cancer. A nipple may appear reddened or itchy in some women. This is a sign of inflammatory breast cancer. Another sign is a warm, reddened breast. Some women experience bone pain when their breasts are cold or itchy. Others may feel lumps in the chest.