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A 46-year-old member asked:

Is one month of breast pain a sign of breast cancer?

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Dr. Eva Duckett
Radiology 31 years experience
Not usually: A particular or focal area of pain should be investigated with mammogram and/or sonogram, but breast pain all over is usually fibrocystic/hormonal pain. Breast cancer is usually a painless, hard, non-movable lump. Anytime you are concerned about changes in your breast, consult your doctor to see if additional testing is needed.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

I've got unbearable breast pain with large lumps, is this a sign of breast cancer?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Probably not: But nobody at health tap can give you a "virtual exam" you should visit your gyn or family doc and let him/her determine what to do next based on your history, your family, and your physical findings.
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A 27-year-old female asked:

I have a breast pain, am very much suspicious that it might be one of breast cancer symptoms.

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Unlikely: At 27 breast cancer is not likely diagnosis , at your age breast ca is rare, most likely you have fibrocystic diseases which is associated sometimes with pain . Please see your doctor after examination & tests will tell you what it is and gives you mental relief.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Does breast pain signal breast cancer?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology 24 years experience
Rarely: Breast pain is a very common symptom and reflects benign findings. Breast cancer is typically painless.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Could breast cancer manifest as pain below the breast?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Unlikely: Most early breast cancers are asymptomatic. Pain below the breast is likely to be due to other reasons. If it is under the left breast, it may reflect heart problem. Please discuss the issue with your doctor at the next visit.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Are there pain symptoms in breast cancer?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
There can be.: It is a common misconception that breast cancer does not cause pain. Depending on the location and size of the cancer, it is not uncommon for women with breast cancer to note tenderness when palpating the tumor. However, breast pain can occur due to many other problems; most women with breast pain do not have cancer. Bottom line: any persistent breast pain warrants physician evaluation.

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