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.
Rarely. Breast pain is a very common symptom and reflects benign findings. Breast cancer is typically painless.
Fibrocystic change . If you search for this topic, you will see many of my colleagues have information on breast pain and fibrocystic changes /fibrocystic breasts.

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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...
Possible. Mid cycle breast pain is common; however i suggest a breast exam by a physician as a minimum intervention and to be repeated annually. Additionally all women are encouraged to adobt self breast awareness and know what their breasts feel like and report any changes immediately to their physicians. Often times, further breast imaging studies could be necessary. Read more...
Yep. Breast pain can be a common symptom. Fortunately it is not a common symptom of breast cancer. Cyclical breast pain is often related to your menstrual cycle as your breasts respond to the variations of hormones in your body. You should speak about your concerns with your friendly primary care physician. Read more...

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...

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...
11% - every woman! Without knowing more about your family and personal history of breast disease, your lifetime chance of breast cancer is 11%, the same as all women. Quitting smoking is something that you can quit to reduce your risk of cancer and other breast diseases like infections. The heaviness is likely related to stretching of the milk making tissue from excess hormones, as previous Dr. suggests. Health! Read more...

I've had breast pain for 2 months and tissue seems denser than other breast. If it were inflammatory breast cancer would symptoms be worse by now?

Usually no pain. Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) usually is diffuse swelling, enlargement, heaviness, redness, and skin swelling. Pain is rare in breast cancer, unless it is so advanced that it has eroded out through the skin, or eating into the underlying muscles. By that time, there is an obvious large hard mass. Lobular breast cancer can show up like this, however, and I strongly urge you to see a dr soon! Read more...
IBC. IBC is a very aggressive form of cancer causing redness and swelling, thus the name inflammatory. What you describe does not sound like inflammatory breast cancer (especially if to has not turned into a dreadful mess after those 2 months) but please see your doc for a good evaluation. And BTW, good to see you have never engaged in tobacco use. Good for you. Read more...