Should I consider seeing a doctor if I notice changes in my breasts?

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Things that change hormone levels will change your breasts, and so a lot of women will notice changes at childbirth, just after having a baby or when they're entering menopause, going through menopause; and those are all reasons to get your breast checked out.

Breast cancer is the thing that people are most concerned about. We certainly want to rule that out, if there's any complaint. But I see women who have complaints of other lumps that are not cancer, breast pain, nipple changes and changes in the shapes of their breast.

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