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A 43-year-old female asked:

Can phlegmon and phlebitis in the armpit be related to breast cancer or cancer in any way? ive had mammogram, breast ultrasound, bloodwork, and two axillary ultrasounds (normal). just trying to figure out why it keeps happening?

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Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Dr. Arnold Lentnekanswered
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Phlegmon is a bacterial infection in the soft tissue- can be anywhere, armpit or other. Phlebitis is inflammation of a vein, often after an IV needle has been in for several days. No (obvious) relation to Brest cancer but need to see your doctor to fully evaluate

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