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I had a painful lump in breast last night. Could this be a symptom of breast cancer?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Any new, persistent lump in the breast should be a cause for concern, best handled by seeing your gyne or primary care doctor. While most cancers are not painful, it is not a reliable finding.
Hopefully, your doctor will be able to alleviate your concern or refer you to a breast center/surgeon for definitive evaluation. I hope its a false alarm--good luck.

In brief: See a Doctor

Any new, persistent lump in the breast should be a cause for concern, best handled by seeing your gyne or primary care doctor. While most cancers are not painful, it is not a reliable finding.
Hopefully, your doctor will be able to alleviate your concern or refer you to a breast center/surgeon for definitive evaluation. I hope its a false alarm--good luck.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Most painful breast lumps occur around the time of the menstrual cycle and are benign fibrocystic nodules.
However, all new & concerning breast changes must be examined by your doctor & will likely need mammogram and possible breast ultrasound evaluations.

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Most painful breast lumps occur around the time of the menstrual cycle and are benign fibrocystic nodules.
However, all new & concerning breast changes must be examined by your doctor & will likely need mammogram and possible breast ultrasound evaluations.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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