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A 51-year-old female asked:

Took bra off, right breast slightly larger, red streaks, areola nipple sore, sometimes burning slightly red under breast. is this cancer? im 51

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Dinhofer
Radiology 42 years experience
Not likely: With that said, breast pain and redness of the breast can be associated with cancer. More commonly this is associated with mastitis (infection of the breast). You should see a doctor and have a mammogram.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
See a doctor: Sounds like an infection, however, if this has been going on for a long time, cancer should be considered. Please see a doctor in the morning.

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