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What are the symptoms of papillary carcinoma?

Although papillary carcinoma symptoms may not be present, a routine mammogram may detect its development. For those who do experience symptoms related to this type of cancer, the following may be common:
  • Mass: Papillary carcinoma is most often detected as a cyst or lump of about 2-3 cm in size that can be felt with the hand during a breast self-exam.
  • Nipple discharge: About 50% of papillary carcinomas occur beneath the nipple, resulting in bloody nipple discharge.

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