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i need your expertise, is breast tenderness a symptom of breast cancer?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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 ; soft. Swelling of the breast; thickened, red, skin; non-milky nipple discharge; new retraction of nipple, puckering or irritation of skin or pain ; sometimes swollen lymph nodes under the arm(s). For risk factors seek medical evaluation.
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 31 years experience
Non-specific: Breast tenderness is a very non-specific symptom. It is not indicative of breast cancer. Further evaluation is needed.

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