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Breast Cancer

Dimples

09/29/2007

Question:

I am 29 years old. I have dimples the right outter side of my breast. I dont feel a lump. Could this mean I have cancer. My Mom had cancer at age 31.

Answer:

Skin dimpling can certainly be a sign of an underlying cancer, and although I would expect you to be able to feel a mass if cancer were responsible for the dimpling. Given your family history I certainly think that you should be evaluated. 

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Response by:

Doreen M Agnese, MD Doreen M Agnese, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery and Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University