Quincy, IL
A 21-year-old female asked:

Off and on, i always get a sore/painful feeling on a certain spot in my breast. i don't feel any lumps, but could it be cancer starting? other causes?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not at 21: The most common cause are the fibrocystic changes that can be very tender, especially before your cycle. Decrease caffeine intake and use Vitamin E and they may get better
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