Is pain a breast tumor or cancer symptom?

Mastodynia. Of all women seen for evaluation of breast pain, most do not have breast cancer. However, breast cancers can cause pain; therefore, it is worth seeing your doctor for any new breast pain that persists beyond one cycle. The most common cause of breast pain in younger women is hormonal changes assc with one's cycle. After menopause, the most common cause is chest wall pain referred to the breast.
Not usually. Most things that cause pain usually aren't cancer and most cancers don't cause pain until they become advanced and obvious. That said, if there is a persistent symptom (pain, lump, etc. ) that you're concerned about, see your doctor or a breast surgeon.
No. Primary breast cancers are almost never painful until they have spread and become incurable. However, tenderness in the breast due to the benign changes that most women have does not mean that a dominant lump can be ignored.

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Is pain in a breast tumor a cancer symptom?

Pain in a breast. It may be or it may be a benign tumor. Don't ignore it consult a breast surgeon. Read more...
It can be. It's not so common, but it is definitely worth getting examined by your primary care physician or a surgeon. Read more...
Late sign. Pain associate with breast cancer is a late sign. However there are more patient with breast pain that is not associate with breast cancer. Please check with your doctor. Read more...

Are breast tumor, cyst and cancer have same symptoms? Tumor has similar but which does cancer have that tumors don't carry?

Yes and No. Cyst are filled with fluids. Tumors can be solid and cystic. there are Benign cysts, in the breasts and can be cyclical. Follow the Menstrual Cycle. Some times cysts are painless. If there is any lump you feel in your breasts it is best to get examined and et your MD's advise. Read more...
The most common. Symptom that distinguishes a malignant tumor from a benign tumor in terms of constitutional symptoms is weight loss. However that typically doesn't happen until disease is advanced in breast cancer. That's why doctors are so vigilant about investigating even probable benign tumors of the breast. The most important thing that determines success in treatment of breast cancer is early detection. Read more...
Lumps. Tumor is a nonspecific term for a growth which may be benign or malignant. Malignant tumors grow and often spread while benign tumors may grow but don't spread to distant tissues. A cyst is a fluid filled growth which is usually benign. Even benign breast tumors and cysts may cause pain and tenderness and may require surgery. Read more...

I have breast tumor will turn to cancer after sex?

No relationship. There is no relationship between sex and breast cancer, except that if you get pregnant and breast feed it reduces your risk. Read more...

Is it possible to tell of benign breast tumor from cancer by feel?

No. While some lumps may feel more worrisome to a trained professional, it is easy to get fooled. The only way to differentiate a benign lump from a malignant one is by looking at tissue under a microscope, a biopsy. This can be safely and easily performed under local anesthesia either in your breast doctor's office or a breast center. Read more...
Can be difficult. There are features that suggest cancer rather than a benign mass such as hardness, lack of mobility, irregularity, and proximity to other structures. Most cancer cannot even be felt. Mammography, ultrasound, or MRI can also suggest a cancer, but only a biopsy of the tissue can determine that for sure. Read more...
No. No, you can not tell whether it is benign or malignant tumor by feeling the tumor. Only biopsy and direct visualization under microscope are the only thing that can differentiate whether it is benign or malignant. Read more...

If you have a breast tumor for about 5 years now could it be cancer?

Medical examination. You need to get an examination done by your doctor. Breast tumors can arise in younger women but they are often benign(like a fibroadenoma). Yet you must get an examination and follow up with your doctor now! Read more...