Recently got nipple piercings. Sleeps in bra to hold tissue on the nipple to get any blood that comes out. Woke up with pain in underarm. Can it be because of breast cancer?

Here are some... Be checked if there is inflammation of regional lymph node related with possible nipple-piercing infection. This is logical and the odd to have breast cancer in your scenario is almost next to zero. How to get all related things done correctly for good care? Follow advise in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. Best wish to health...
Depends. Irritation or subclinical infection in the pierced nipple could have caused the lymph nodes under your arm to react and be tender. See your Doctor. As for breast cancer, continue with routine screening and self-breast exam.

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What is coming out of my nipples? Only when I squeeze I get a semi-thick white substance. I can see it under the skin before I squeeze it. Breast cancer does run in my family. I am 19 years old. No babies, no piercings, no birth control.

The . The previous two doctors provided excellent information. If the material came from the area surrounding the nipple and not from the nipples themselves, it could be a lubricant from the montgomery glands. They are in the dark skin surrounding the nipple (areola). These glands may blend in with the skin or may look like small bumps. If that is the case, try not to squeeze them. Read more...
You . You describe leaking a white substance, which is probably breast milk and we call it galactorrhea. Breast milk formation is abnormal if it occurs more than 12 months after pregnancy lactation. You should have this checked to understand the cause. Galactorrhea is caused by an excess of a hormone called prolactin. Excess prolactin can be caused by intense suckling, medications, low thyroid hormone conditions (hypothyroid), excess estrogen (birth control pills), stress, some unusual brain lesions or even non-cancerous pituitary tumors. If the galactorrhea is caused by a specific disease then you need the disease treated. If there is no significant disease and the amount of discharge is minimal then sometimes no treatment is necessary. If the galactorrhea is causing embarrassing wetness or simply bothers you but there is no other serious disorder then medication can stop decrease the prolactin levels and the breast milk. Good luck. Read more...
I . I agree with dr. Opshahl that this is probably breast milk. The only way to tell for sure, though, is to see a doctor. So you need to do that. In the meantime, do not squeeze the breasts or try to get the milk to come out. That only makes things worse. Wear tight bras like sports bras. This can also cause your periods to become irregular or stop altogether, so be prepared for that too. This is not something that should be ignored, so talk to your doctor soon! Read more...
See your doc. Cancer would not be the first thing that i think of. You should alert your friendly primary care physician to these symptoms. Most likely physiologic. Read more...