My left breast tender underneath and nipple is itchy. The nipple is tender too but no pain. Should I panic. I am 41yrs old?

Rule #1:Don't panic! There is almost no good time to panic. There are times when immediate action can save lives - know the signs of stroke! But even then - don't panic. See a provider and learn how to self-exam breasts too. This is not at all likely to be cancer. Ask about topical relief for the itching at a pharmacist.

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