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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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It’s got to go!  The myth that breast cancer doesn’t hurt causes way too much pain!  Like many myths, this one has roots in a fact.  Compared to a breast cyst, which is often very tender to the touch, a cancerous lump usually doesn’t hurt when a woman or doctor feels it.   We hear many reports from women that go something like…

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on Understanding Different Types of Breast… Hi - I'm sorry you're experiencing this pain AND sorry your mom is…

11/14/14

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered Inflammation or something worse? 15… Hi, could you be more specific? If you're a 15-year-old girl worried about…

11/13/14

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered I have pain in my left side, chest,… Erika, this could be from a number of sources, the least likely of which is…

11/12/14

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, answered itching nipple and small rash with… No question is silly.  Itchy breasts are a very common problem.…

10/30/14

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