A 28-year-old female asked:
When i was breastfeeding my son 2 weeks ago under my left armpit started to hurt as he was trying to suckle. could it be cancer?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Pathology 28 years experience
Unlikely.: This is more likely to be from infection/irritation of your breast from nursing/feeding. There are lymphatic ducts that lead to the armpit from the breast/nipple area. If the breast does not get better with warm wet cloth massage, see your doctor.
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Surgical Oncology 17 years experience
Probably not: Pain is not a common symptom of breast cancer. However i would alert your physician to these new symptoms.
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Last updated Feb 3, 2016
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