Fast Five Quiz: Red Flags for Breast Cancer

Kelly McCann, MD, PhD; Stefania Morganti, MD


April 04, 2023

Most women don't have any symptoms at diagnosis of breast cancer, which typically follows abnormalities at breast imaging detected through screening programs. However, approximately 1 in 6 women with breast cancer present with symptoms other than a breast lump.

Of note, women with non-lump breast symptoms often delay seeking help, which is concerning as longer intervals to diagnosis have been associated with lower survival rates. In the United States, approximately 6% of tumors are metastatic at presentation, which not rarely are diagnosed in patients with neglected tumors.

Learn more about the presentation of breast cancer.


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