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A 42-year-old female asked:

Theres a slight pain in my right breast less than two weeks before my period is this a posibility of breast cancer?help pls...

3 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 37 years experience
Probably not: ...It is most likely cyclical breast pain associated with you cycle...However, if the pain is not cyclical or changes you should see your md. Also, monthly self breast exam, yearlly physician breast exam, and yearly mammography are the best chance you have to detect an early breast cancer.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Not likely,,,: Usually, the presenting sign of breast cancer is a painless mass that is often detected on self examination. Many times it is accompanied by enlarged lymph nodes and, in advanced cases, skin changes/discolorations hat have an orange peel or "pau de orange" appearance. Breast pain with your period suggests fibrocystic changes, which are benign. Go see your doctor for a thorough exam to find out.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 17 years experience
Probably not: This sounds like a benign condition called fibrocystic changes of the breast. You should however let your friendly primary care physician know of your concerns.

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