Signs and symptoms

The most common symptom of breast cancer in men is a painless lump in the breast close to the nipple.

Other possible symptoms include:

  • a discharge from the nipple
  • a change in the shape or appearance of the nipple
  • a change in the shape or appearance of the breast, such as swelling or dimpling pain
  • swollen lymph nodes (glands) under the arm.

It is important to see a doctor as soon as possible if you notice any new or unusual breast changes. If the changes are due to cancer, finding it early will mean a better chance of effective treatment.

“Cancer is not a death sentence. The trick with cancer is to find it early.”