Q: Im experiencing pain in my breast(s); could I have breast cancer?
A:Typically, the sensation of pain in one or more of the breast is not considered a symptom of breast cancer. Pain in the breast usually stems from some other benign condition of the breasts. However, the Mayo Clinic still suggests that any pain in the breast that lasts longer than one menstrual cycle or persistent pain after menopause should be checked out by your doctor. It should be noted that in a very small percentage of women, relatively localized breast pain can be a symptom of breast cancer.
If, in addition to breast pain, you are experiencing any of the symptoms common to breast cancer, it is advised by the Mayo Clinic to have your doctor test to ensure you do not have the disease. A few of the most common symptoms for breast cancer are lumps in the breast, breasts changing size or shape and nipple abnormalities.
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