I am 39 years old and started experiencing itchy, painful breasts about 2 weeks ago. There are no suspicious lumps nor visible changes to my breasts unless I scratch too vigorously which leads to redness. I am due to start my period in a few days and hoped these symptoms would disappear when I get my period. I have to admit that I am beginning to worry. I called my doctor but she cannot see me until the end of the month. She did not sound concerned about my symptoms. Should I be more persistent and try to get in to see her sooner? Is this something I should be concerned about? The itchiness, pain, and sensations I am feeling are something I have never experienced before. I am experiencing a lot of stress in my life recently and am wondering if this is all interrelated. I also understand that early detection is key in surviving breast cancer and am wondering if I should go to my doctor's office tomorrow and insist that she see me sooner. Please help!!