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A 65-year-old female asked:

I am a 65-year-old white female that has been diagnosed with a very painful mastitis. a repeat ultrasound and mammogram are scheduled to rule out underlying breast cancer. is this common?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Sometimes breast cancer may manifest as an inflammatory breast but this form is much less common compared with a simple mastitis. You should not worry much at this time, keep the appointment for ultrasound and mammogram.
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