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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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If you feel a lump in your breast, you know enough to take it seriously. But did you know that a lump in your armpit should be taken just as seriously? Read the following FAQS for informatiton about the types and causes of armpit lumps, and guidance on whether/when to see a doctor if you feel one.   Q. I recently noticed a small lump under my…

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, answered Rash on left nipple with yellow… Jess, itchy breasts are very common and usually not dangerous. However,…

05/04/15

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, answered Aged 64 with breast ache for 7 month… In addition to PJ's suggestions, you might want to make sure to wear a…

04/04/15

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on Ask the Experts: Post-Pregnancy Breast… Hi - We aren't doctors here, simply well-read breast cancer survivors. As…

02/28/15

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on Nipple Pain and Soreness: Causes and… It's such a common issue, it's always good to know when to worry, and when…

02/01/15

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