Breast cancer symptoms

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Many women, these days present to the surgical team with no symptoms at all having been successfully picked up through the national breast cancer screening service.  Some women go to the doctor with breast cancers symptoms which are not directly related to the cancer but subsequent investigations pick up a silent cancer. Unfortunately, many women still present with symptoms of disease in the breast, local area or distant disease:

Local breast cancer symptoms:

Indicators of local spread:

Indicators of distant spread:  

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