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Breast Cancer Underarm
Does underarm swelling automatically mean a person has breast cancer or something very serious? What else can it mean?
Lumpy armpits: No. It is in no way an automatic diagnosis of breast cancer. If indeed it's a lymph node swollen, it could be due to anything from a plugged breast duct that got a little infected, to an ingrown hair in your arm pit, to a systemic viral illness, to absolutely nothing. Try a few days of scheduled anti-inflammatories and hot compresses, and if it isn't better, let your doctor check you out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The breast is both a male and female organ. However its main function is in the delivery of milk to the newborn. Breast cancer occurs 95% of the time in women and 5% of the time in men. It is treated the same regardless of which sex it appears in. It comes in two forms invasive and non-invasive; distinction is important as ...Read more
I have very mild swelling and dull pain in my right underarm. I am 29 year old female with no history of breast cancer in my family.
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Hi I um 26 years old. I feel discomfort in breast. Upper and side parts near underarm bone. What should I do .its symptoms of breast cancer??
Im having pain in my left breast sometimes shoot to my underarm i'm not exactly sure if i feel extra mass or not maybe so could this be breast cancer?
One underarm is swollen, one has a round lump. Family history of breast cancer and lymphoma. What tests should I expect from my doctor?
Female w/ sore underarm no breast cancer what could be the cause of armpit soreness haven't used any razors/waxing use same deodorant/soap for years?
Sweat gland: The armpit with arm down is a partially closed space prone to infections. The skin here has sweat glands and sebaceous glands which can get secondarily infected from sweat. Use electric razor to remove hair and then deodorant. Hidradenitis or infection from sweat glands is not uncommon ...Read more
I ve small pain in my left breast, left armpit & back(left side). Can dis b a symptom of breast cancer(no cancer history in my family) I am 21 female?
Very unlikely: It would be extremely unusual, but not impossible, for this to be a breast cancer. Any persistent symptom in the breast, and certainly any mass, should be examined by a doctor. You may need to have an ultrasound of the area done. It is always better to look into these things than ignore them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Left breast started hurting, found dime sized knot near armpit, was told breast cancer doesn't hurt, is this true? What else could it be?
See a Doctor: Any new lump in the breast should be a cause for concern, best handled by seeing your gyne or primary care doctor. While most cancers are not painful, it is not a reliable finding. Hopefully, your doctor will be able to alleviate your concern or refer you to a breast center/surgeon for definitive evaluation. I hope its a false alarm--good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mastalgia: Breast pain is not usually a sign of cancer and is more commonly related to hormonal changes or simple mastalgia. However, you should be seen by your surgeon to help figure out what is going on also imaging with an ultrasound could be helpful and or mammography this could be related to gynecomastia. ...Read more
Hi,I am 45 years old and I have pain almost over a year now under my armpit left side, and part of my left breast .Is this sign for breast cancer? Or
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