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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?

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

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Cancer (Definition)

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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Sharp stabbing pain in left breast on and off for 2 years now. Different from PMS breast soreness. What is it? Breast cancer runs in my family..

Sharp stabbing pain in left breast on and off for 2 years now. Different from PMS breast soreness. What is it? Breast cancer runs in my family..

Breast Awareness: Transient sharp pains are often harmless and occur when you are anxious about a possible problem. You should get a physical exam by your doctor once yearly so that he /she can check you for any lumps. You should also look and feel your breast once monthly and be aware of what is normal(now) and be able to see any changes in size, shape or deformity affecting one breast over the other. ...Read more

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Sore breasts and lower stomach pain, cancer?

Sore breasts and lower stomach pain, cancer?

I wouldn't jump to : That conclusion. Get this medically evaluated - that way you won't be left guessing and worrying. ...Read more

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I'm in my early 20's and have had breast pain on the underside of my left breast for about a month. Is it cancer? What could it be?

I'm in my early 20's and have had breast pain on the underside of my left breast for about a month. Is it cancer? What could it be?

Cancer is unlikely: Cancer is unlikely in your age group and rarely hurts. It could be a poorly fitted bra or some other irritant. Are you doing regular self exams? If so, do you feel anything different? It is most likely trauma. You could have some fibrocystic change which is benign and doesn't increase the risk of cancer but does cause pain usually in the 2nd half of the cycle and is made worse with caffeine. ...Read more

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Besides cancers what might cause breast pain in the man?

Besides cancers what might cause breast pain in the man?

Heart problems: If breast pain cannot be reproduced by pushing on the chest, and especially if it occurs/gets worse after exercise or walking up stairs, the problem may be your heart. Tell your doctor about these symptoms. If you have breast pain with sweating, nausea, arm pain or a feeling of pressure or tightness in your chest, go to the closest er or call an ambulance. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Breast pain normal at age 23? No history of breast cancer

Breast pain normal at age 23? No history of breast cancer

Better sports bra: It could be that you need a better sports bra for support. Find a place that does a good fitting for bra, or consider a sports bra. If you have pain in a specific area see a surgeon. ...Read more

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I've noticed no changes to my health or any breast pain since this lump has appeared. Could this be cancer?

I've noticed no changes to my health or any breast pain since this lump has appeared. Could this be cancer?

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful answer without examining the lump and it will probably require a mammogram and/or biopsy. Most lumps are not cancer. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-lumps/my00165. ...Read more

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If breast cancer for a male goes unattended for 8 years. Would he experience sickness and symptons? Breast pain?

If breast cancer for a male goes unattended for 8 years. Would he experience sickness and symptons? Breast pain?

See below: It is highly unlikely that you have had breast cancer for 8 years without getting symptoms. A male with breast cancer of 8 years duration will have sickness and symptoms. Consult this site for info on this topic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/male-breast-cancer/basics/definition/con-20025972 ...Read more

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I've also noticed no changes to my health or any breast pain since this lump has appeared on my right breast. Is this cancer?

Possibly: Breast cancer only causes pain and feeling of ill health and pain when the cancer is advanced. If you have a lump in your breast, you need to have it checked out soon. ...Read more

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If I have breast pain and heaviness for about 2 weeks then nothing for about 6 months, then it does it again, what are chances of breast cancer?

If I have breast pain and heaviness for about 2 weeks then nothing for about 6 months, then it does it again, what are chances of breast cancer?

Not Br Cancer: The presence of a malignant lesion of the breast is never associated with heaviness and pain following which symptoms subside. Malignancies progress as well as symptoms. The effect of hormones on the breast at age 31 are usually associated with swelling of the milk ducts and breast pain as well as heaviness. At age 31, evaluation is by physical exam and sono, not mammography until age 35. ...Read more

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Pls help.I had 4 root canal l Last 2 months ago.And now i read that root canal can cause cancer iam so scared now bcoz breast pain this past few weeks?

Pls help.I had 4 root canal l
Last 2 months ago.And now i read that root canal can cause cancer iam so scared now bcoz breast pain this past few weeks?

Not true: Please do not worry about this. There is no valid scientific evidence that root canals cause cancer. There are some things written about this on the internet but they are based on patient stories and there is no evidence of linkage between root canals and cancer. ...Read more

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Does breast pain signal breast cancer?

Not common: Breast pain although can be part of presentation of breast cancer- however, it is not a common sign of breast cancer. Many things can give breast pain including- cyclical changes ( hormonal changes related to period), hormonal imbalance, fibrocystic disease of the breast, inflammation, infection/abscess, caffeine, trauma, large breast size with a poor bra support etc, all can give you breast pain. ...Read more

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Is breast pain associated with inflamitory breast cancer?

Is breast pain associated with  inflamitory breast cancer?

Symptom: It can be a symptom of such, but it is more common a symptom of several other conditions. Get an evaluation to be sure of what is causing any breast pain. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Breast Pain (Definition)

Breast pain is common. It is typically experienced during the menstrual period. Pain can range from mild tenderness, burning, dull ache, sharp or stabbing. It can be experienced in 1 or both breasts. Fibrocystic changes is the most common cause of breast pain. Hormonal medications (birth control, hormones) can cause pain as well. Infection ...Read more