A 26-year-old female asked:
is breast pain associated with inflamitory breast cancer?
5 doctor answers
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi answered
44 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Yes inflammatory breast cancer is quite aggressive and painful cancer of the breast good luck.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015
Dr. John Munshower answered
29 years experience Family Medicine
Symptom: It can be a symptom of such, but it is more common a symptom of several other conditions. Get an evaluation to be sure of what is causing any breast pain.
Answered on Mar 25, 2014
Dr. Joseph Mele answered
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Can be: As a general rule breast cancer is not painful, and pain does not mean cancer; however, there exceptions to the rule. Inflammatory breast cancer can often be pain.
Answered on Mar 24, 2014
Dr. Todd Sisto answered
36 years experience Breast Surgery
Not necessarily: In fact a breast that is red and swollen without pain is inlammatory breast cancer till proven otherwise
Answered on May 4, 2015
Dr. Aruna Mani answered
18 years experience Medical Oncology
Not always: Inflammatory breast cancer is a "clinical diagnosis", meaning it is diagnosed based on the appearance of the breast - classically warm, red, with skin thickening, mimicking infection. It is often tender, but not always.
Answered on Mar 15, 2016
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