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A 32-year-old female asked:

A cpl of days ago i saw a small pimple like bump on my breast. i popped it & pus came out. it's now red, swollen & larger. could it be breast cancer?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Unlikely: The adage "common things commonly happen" is true. There are sweat & hair pores on your breast & these can be invaded by skin germs and form an pustule or abscess just like they would on other body surfaces.Healing is promoted by moist heat(improves blood flow) or opening & draining them. Sometimes they require an antibiotic. It is worth a visit but I wouldn't freak about cancer as my first thoght

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