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Does Your Breast Hurt When You Have Breast Cancer
Not usually: Pain is not a common presenting symptom in patients with breast cancer. Though it can be, it is not common. A tender lump could be a cyst, or (also uncommon) an infection (more common in breastfeeding patients). Definitely a good idea to see your dr and have an exam, find out if you need any imaging done, . ...Read more
Breast cancer results when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. The growth occurs initially inside the ducts but eventually breaks outside into the breast tissue and ultimately spreads both to the lymph nodes in the armpit and via the bloodstream to other parts of the body. Because of the promoting affect of estrogen almost all breast cancer occurs in women and is a rarity in men. The unregulated growth is due to both inherited and acquired genetic defects. It is the most common malignancy in women but it often curable if found early and treated effectively with surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy, or a combination thereof. Early detection before the malignancy becomes large enough to be felt depends on mammography/sonography and MRI imaging of the breast ...Read more
Unlikely but get eva: Most things that cause pain tend to be benign and most of the bad things (i.e. Cancer) are unlikely to produce pain until they become advanced and obvious. That being said, if there is a symptom that persists and produces concern, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Breast cancer is essentially a painless mass growing in breast tissue. It is best felt and distinguished when lying down with the effected side having the arm placed behind the head. Using the oppositie hand one then feels a firm lump which really doesn't move around. Pain under the breast crease, especially when sitting up is usually inflammation in tissue in the region of the breast crease. ...Read more
Not usually...: But there are always exceptions to any rule. Breast cancers can present as a mass, or with nipple discharge, or skin dimpling etc. The only way to know for sure and get some peace of mind is to see your doctor for an evaluation. May need mammogram, ultrasound, MRI and/or a biopsy for a definite determination. Unless you have a strong family history, odds are low you're dealing with a cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm not sure if I have breast cancer or some else. I do feel lumps in them and it kinda hurts when I touch them. So I'm scared?
Breast and she said it hurt and was tender to the touch is this breast cancer or what could it be? What should I do?
Need breast exam: One type of breast cancer can be tender to the touch, but most are initially painless. Most tender lumps are fibrocystic disease, coming and going with menstrual cycle. Still, this woman needs to see her physician for a breast exam -- and also probably a mammogram if this has not been done in awhile. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 18 years old. I have 3 abscess which initially used to hurt but not now. Can it be breast cancer representing as abscess in my age ?
Probably not cancer: At 18, breast cancer is very rare. Absesses are not. recurrent absesses can occur in smokers an particularly under the nipple and aureola. There also may now be a well formed abscess tract that drains. When that happens, it no longer hurts. Things to consider with recurrent infections of the breast are smoking, fistula tract, TB infection, yeast infection and areas that are not drained well. ...Read more
How could I know if I have breast cancer or its just a lump and pus is coming out of it and it hurts?
Another possibility: for lump with infection. cannot say in your particular case, but generally, would be infection and would require IMMEDIATE ATTENTION, like an ER and admission for IV antibiotics. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
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