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A 41-year-old female asked:

Can breast cancer hurt? severe pain in outer quad and armpit. pain getting worse over 3 years. newest us shows large solid mass in exact spot.

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ghassan Al-Hammami
Radiology 43 years experience
Yes it can : when it impinge on a nerve or grows fast.
Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology 30 years experience
Breast cancer pain: In general most breast cancers don't hurt initially but there can be pain as the tumor grows. Get this checked out, you need a biopsy of this mass asap. Once you have good information you can make an informed decision on how to proceed. Speak with your doctor.

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