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is breast tenderness a symptom of ovarian cancer

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: This is very common in women and simply isn't a marker for ovarian cancer. Please accept my sympathy if you are having trouble dealing with an unfound ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes, of course: This is one of the classic hereditary cancer syndromes. Sorry, i don't have enough characters to be allowed to give you a full asnwer here, but q ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
21 years experience Medical Oncology
SMALL: In 90% of cases there is no correlation. In 10% of cases it may be associated with the hereditary breast ovarian syndrome in which brca 1 & brca 2 mut ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Just the opposite: There are some ovarian cancers that manufacture estrogen hormones from their theca cells, and endometrial cancers are also caused by estrogen hormone ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
16 years experience Pathology
Swelling: Swelling is usually normal, and often it is associated with hormonal variations. If it is swelling in one breast and not the other, or if associated ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: Pain, a lump, nipple discharge or bleeding are signs of breast cancer. Bruising is not.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eva Duckett
30 years experience Radiology
Not usually: A particular or focal area of pain should be investigated with mammogram and/or sonogram, but breast pain all over is usually fibrocystic/hormonal pai ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
27 years experience Breast Surgery
Not in general: Redness is not a common sign of most breast cancers, but it can be seen in a rare but aggressive type called inflammatory breast cancer. Your doctor ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
27 years experience Breast Surgery
One possibility: Cancer is certainly one of the possible causes of bloody nipple discharge. A more common cause, however, is a polyp-like growth inside one of the bre ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Almost never: Breast cancer in males occurs at about 1/100th the frequency of the disease in women and the presentation is the same: a lump in the breast. Because i ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Mastodynia: Of all women seen for evaluation of breast pain, most do not have breast cancer. However, breast cancers can cause pain; therefore, it is worth seein ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Pain in a breast: It may be or it may be a benign tumor. Don't ignore it consult a breast surgeon.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Sometimes: A bloody nipple discharge can be the early sign of breast cancer or small internal breast duct papilloma. Clear, milky, or greenish-black discharge ca ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Usually? no, but...: Most breast issues are not breast cancer. When all diagnoses are considered, breast cancer is not that common. However, if you give weight to those di ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
37 years experience General Surgery
Generally no: Localized tenderness that persist beyond a period or two and is associated with some change in breast texture is more worrisome.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: Breast cancer sx's can include a mass. Masses that are painless, irregular ; hard are more suggestive of cancer but they can also be tender, painful ; ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
most of the time: In the initial stages ovarian cancers will not have any symptoms, rare occasions possible to have ' severe craping ' but this is not usual presenting ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Ovulation: No. Not in any way.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Beard
24 years experience Urogynecology
No: Unrelated.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: Normal breast has an extension into the axilla, axillary tail. While cancer can develop in the axillary tail, as it can elsewhere, the axillary tail ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: Symptoms of ovarian cancer are non-specific and pain would be a late symptom. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovarian-c ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience Endocrinology
Not often: Finding a mass on exam and occasional pains are common for Ovarian ca.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Sort of: Ovarian cancer will always increase the size of the ovary. Ovarian mass is a clinical term implying that an enlargement of the ovary can be perceived ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Dr. John Paas answered
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Perhaps: By the time you experience breast tenderness, your urine pregnancy test should be (strongly) positive.
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