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A 57-year-old female asked:

I have sore armpits can't feel any lumps..bit scared of cancer?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Sore armpit: If that persists and if you are worried- go to see your gp to have a good exams. It could be from different causes- including -muskuloskeletal pain, or perhaps inflammation from the sweat glands- then causing reactive lymph node irritation that is located deep inside, vs other inflammation etc. Since you are 57 years old-if you have not updated your mammogram this year-then you should get one.

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Last updated Aug 23, 2013

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