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A 26-year-old female asked:

Is breast pain associated with inflamitory breast cancer?

5 doctor answers14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Yes: Yes inflammatory breast cancer is quite aggressive and painful cancer of the breast good luck.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
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.
Dr. Joseph Mele
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
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.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Not necessarily: In fact a breast that is red and swollen without pain is inlammatory breast cancer till proven otherwise
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
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.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Are there pain symptoms in breast cancer?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
There can be.: It is a common misconception that breast cancer does not cause pain. Depending on the location and size of the cancer, it is not uncommon for women with breast cancer to note tenderness when palpating the tumor. However, breast pain can occur due to many other problems; most women with breast pain do not have cancer. Bottom line: any persistent breast pain warrants physician evaluation.

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