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A 34-year-old female asked:

Breastfeeding and hit my breast against a sharp corner-there's a small bruise now. will this cause breast cancer?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Breast injury: This injury should not lead to breast cancer.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Agree with Dr. F: A "lump" may develop at the site of injury, especially if the trauma causes fat necrosis. Do watch the site and if the "lump" does not go away in 3 months of so, do see your doctor. Wish you good health!

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Last updated Jun 23, 2020

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