A woman has a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime. However, though many breast problems are not cancer-related, they do require prompt evaluation.
Signs and symptoms of breast problems include:
- Nipple discharge (could be milky, yellowish, greenish, or brownish)
- Unusual breast tenderness or pain
- Breast or nipple skin changes, such as ridges, dimpling, pitting, swelling, redness, or scaling
- Lump or thickening in or near the breast or underarm area
- Inverted nipples