I have large breasts and I've been having a strange pain in one of them. Am I at increased risk of having breast cancer?

Probably not. Breast pain, also called mastalgia, is a common problem. Women with large breasts sometimes have strain on the ligaments supporting the breasts which can cause pain. A more supportive bra sometimes helps. If pain persists or your breast becomes red or swollen, you should see a healthcare provider.
Depends. Pain is not a common symptom of breast cancer. You risk depends on family history, personal history, estrogen replacements, and other factors. You should discuss your concerns with your friend primary care physician.
Possible-see your Dr. Any new abnormal felling or lump should be evaluated. In general, pain is related to noncancerous conditions but in some case there can be a cancer present. Contact your pcp or gynecologist who can refer you to a breast surgeon, general surgeon or a breast center.

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Had 2 babies in my early 40's. Read that increased risk of breast cancer for 10 years after birth. How much of a risk? Breastfeed both.

Good ; bad news. Waiting until age 40 to interrupt the menstrual cycle with children does increase the risk of breast cancer for women in general.(bad news) the good news is that having a child decreases that risk for you compared to women who have never had children. Nonetheless, check your breasts monthly for "lumps." so that you can be around for high school graduation ceremonies for both of those children. Read more...

I took the birth control pill for 8 years. Stopped two years ago. Am I at an increased risk of breast cancer now?

No. The risk for breast cancer if you do not have a strong family history of breast cancer is very very low. Your bc pills are unlikely to increase your risk in the long term especially since you have stopped using them. Read more...
Very small increase. The risk of developing breast cancer due to the birth on troll pill is thought to be quite small ad generally less than an unwanted pregnancy. Read more...

Fam history uterine/colon/prostate/breast cancer on both mom/dad sides. All diagnosed before 50. Am I at an increased risk?

May be. It would require a more detailed history about your family. It would be prudent to consult your doctor to see if you may need genetic testing and also discuss about starting cancer surveillance at an age 10 years younger than the earliest age of relevant cancer in your family. Wish you good health! For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. Read more...

Should I get a mamogram? I'm 17, my gma & great gma had breast cancer, I wear a 32H bra, may have felt lumps, and one is significantly larger.

No. No, I don't believe a mammogram is indicated in your situation. It is very common in women of your age, and all through the fertile years, to have lumps and bumps in their breasts. They tend to be highly variable in size and tenderness. For your peace of mind, I would recommend seeing a physician or nurse practitioner to examine you and reassure you. Read more...
At 17, it is . very unlikely that you have breast cancer, Although if you feel a new lump, you should see your doctor. Ultrasound, not mammography, would be the imaging study of first choice. Read more...

Are women with big boobs more likely to get breast cancer than women with medium or small ones?

Probably not. Research follows trends & statistics. Within this report from susang komen site is a listing of many trends being followed (parabens, dinking milk, breast size, etc.). Breast size has not been found to be associated with breast cancer risks. http://ww5.komen.org/breastcancer/factorsunderstudy.html. Read more...
Not necessarily. Size of the breast is not an important determinant of likelihood of developing breast cancer. Read more...

Been docs n wait for hospital app, lumps in both breast, one lump quiet big, now hurtin, history of breast cancer; actually worryin, please help, ideas? Ty

Your question. Is not clear, dear. Did you have cancer or you mean family history? Have u seen a doc yet? What's the delay about? Breast cancer tends not to be painful and is not common in young women like you but you definitely need evaluation. The squeaky wheel gets the grease so squeak away until you are evaluated and make it a point to ask your docs where you stand in the work up and what their thoughts are. Read more...
See your doctor. I do not fully understand your question. Are you having a hard time getting an appointment to see your doctor? With the information you provided, I am very concerned as well. You need to be seen by your doctor and a breast surgeon as soon as possible! Read more...