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10 Breast Cancer Symptoms (Besides Lumps) That Everyone Should Know About

Lumps get all the attention. As they should: A new lump or mass is the most common symptom of breast cancer. But there are other explanations for lumpy breasts—and other breast cancer symptoms you should know about.

Many women have lumpy or uneven breasts. And even if yours are as uniform as Hostess cupcakes, they can change over time for a bunch of reasons. Your breasts may feel more swollen or tender before or during your period. If you’re pregnant, the glands that produce milk may multiply and become larger. Before menopause, hormonal changes may make your breasts lumpier. Weight loss, weight gain, and certain medications can also affect your breasts.

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