A breast cancer diagnosis often goes something like this: A woman feels a lump on her breast and makes a doctor's appointment. The doctor conducts some tests—which may include a breast exam, mammogram, ultrasound, biopsy, or a combination—and determines the lump is cancerous. That's why women are encouraged to complete self-exams regularly and be familiar enough with their breasts to notice any changes.

But a lump isn't the only breast cancer symptom to keep your eye out for. In fact, a 2017 study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology found that 1 in 6 women diagnosed with breast cancer experience a spectrum of symptoms other than breast lump.

View the full story on OprahMag.com: 6 Breast Cancer Symptoms That Have Nothing to Do with Feeling a Lump.


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