The warning signs of breast cancer are not the same for all women.

The most common symptoms are a change in the look or feel of the breast or of the nipple, but there are other symptoms to look for:

If you have any of the warning signs described above, see a health care provider for further evaluation. Having a warning sign or symptom does not mean breast cancer; four out of five lumps found are not cancerous. Only a health care provider can determine if the symptom is breast cancer or a benign breast condition.

If you need assistance in finding a health care provider, consider the following:

  • If you have insurance, contact your insurance plan for information about how to find a primary care provider who is accepting new patients and is an in-network provider
  • If you do not have insurance, Komen Colorado has a list of primary care providers that have received grants from the organization to help offset the costs for mammograms and diagnostic tests; you can find a provider close to you