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The symptoms of breast cancer include unusual lumps in the breasts, swelling in the armpits, itchy nipples, stubborn rashes or painful breasts. However, all of these symptoms can also be the sign of nothing serious. In fact, most of the time breast issues like these are not a sign of cancer. Nevertheless, it is important to track any changes and based on the exact nature of the symptoms decide when it is okay to wait and when you should see a doctor.

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“My doctor says I have an infection, but when I Googled my symptoms, I saw that I have all the symptoms of inflammatory breast cancer .  Is my doctor wasting my time with an antibiotic?  Should I insist on a biopsy?” We frequently get variations on this question here at HealthCentral.  How can you tell whether you have an infection or a…

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, answered Could this be cancer PJ is right. Swelling that drastic needs to be checked out by a doctor right away. I hope that…


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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, answered So my period ended yesterday but… Sore breasts are very common for young women like yourself who are going…


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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, answered Worried about red lump on breast From your description this does sound more like an infection than inflammatory breast…


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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered Bruised feeling Nipple I do hope you're feeling better - please call the doctor if you aren't, OK? Take care - PJH


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