Breast cancer is a serious health concern for both men and women, and it's important to be aware of the warning signs. While a lump in the breast is the most common symptom, there are other signs that can indicate breast cancer, such as persistent itchy breasts, discharge from the nipples, and a mark that looks like an insect bite that doesn't go away. It's also important to be aware of any changes in the look and feel of your breasts, such as a hard, painless mass with irregular edges or a soft, round, tender mass. Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive form of the disease that is less common than other types.
If you experience any of these symptoms or changes in your breasts, it's important to see a doctor right away. Your doctor may request a mammogram (low-dose breast x-ray) to help distinguish between a benign mass and a malignant one. In some cases, chemotherapy may be used to treat breast cancer without surgery. Angiosarcoma can also cause changes in the skin of the breast, such as purple lumps that look like bruises.
It's important to familiarize yourself with the regular look and feel of your breasts so you can detect any changes early on. If you experience any unusual sensations in both breasts and you are menstruating or about to start your cycle, these symptoms are likely due to normal hormonal changes in your body. However, if you experience any painless lumps or other changes in your breasts, it's important to have an experienced health professional check them out right away.