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A female asked:

If you press the lumps in breast, they are painful but they are painless if they are not pressed. is that the symptom of breast cancer?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
No, it is likely not: It is normal to have some discomfort when you press the breast- off course depending on how hard you press them. It is not symptom of cancer. You wrote " lumps in the breast". Lump can be benign/cancerous. A "lumpy-bumpy" breast can be seen in the case of fibrocyctic disease- and in this case--your breasts can be tender even without pressing them. Go to see your md to have your breast checked.
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Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Get your mammograms: Asmammograms as the recommended times but breast tenderness, with compression is not a sign of breast cancer. It usually does not present with pain. Gd luc.
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