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Are cancerous breast lumps painful?

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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not usually

Pain is not a common symptom of breast cancer.

In brief: Not usually

Pain is not a common symptom of breast cancer.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: They can be.

A common misconception is that if a woman has a tender, painful lump in their breast, it is unlikely to be cancer. While it is true that many women with breast cancer do not have breast pain, the presence of pain does not exclude cancer as the cause.
Bottom line: a new lump in the breast, painful or not, warrants medical evaluation.

In brief: They can be.

A common misconception is that if a woman has a tender, painful lump in their breast, it is unlikely to be cancer. While it is true that many women with breast cancer do not have breast pain, the presence of pain does not exclude cancer as the cause.
Bottom line: a new lump in the breast, painful or not, warrants medical evaluation.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. John Rimmer
Surgery

In brief: Variable

Whether a breast mass is painful is not very helpful in deciding whether the mass is malignant or benign please see a breast surgeon.

In brief: Variable

Whether a breast mass is painful is not very helpful in deciding whether the mass is malignant or benign please see a breast surgeon.
Dr. John Rimmer
Dr. John Rimmer
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