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A 50-year-old member asked:

i just found a lump in my breast that is very tender. im pregnant, so my breasts are changing. could it be breast cancer? should i be alarmed?

3 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jaime Lopez
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely: Any new breast lump that you find (even in pregnancy) should be evaluated by your physician. Even pregnant women can rarely develop breast cancer, but this is more likely a benign condition like a clogged milk duct. Your doctor will decide if any additional testing is needed.
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Gynecology 43 years experience
Get it checked.: The lump is probably due to hormone and glandular changes, but any lump should be taken seriously. No need for alarm, but ask your doctor to check it. He or she might feel a breast ultrasound would be useful.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 17 years experience
Probably not: Pain is not a common symptom of breast cancer. However you should alert any changes in your breasts to your physician.

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