• Priscilla Priscilla
    August 25, 2008
    Is a dull aching pain in and around the breast and down the side of the chest, a sign of cancer?
    Priscilla Priscilla
    August 25, 2008

    a dull aching pain in and around the breast area, that won't go away

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  • Phyllis Johnson
    Health Guide
    August 25, 2008
    Phyllis Johnson
    Health Guide
    August 25, 2008

    Is this your left or right side?  Chest pain on the left side could be heart-related.  Sometimes pain we feel in our breast actually starts somewhere else.  As PJ suggests, checking with a doctor would be a good idea for any pain that isn't getting better. 

  • PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    August 25, 2008
    PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    August 25, 2008

    Hi Priscilla: In general, pain isn't a sign of breast cancer, unless it's accompanied by redness, swelling, heat, and perhaps itching (like an infection). Perhaps you're having some hormonal issues? It's good that you're noticing breast changes; that's the best way we can protect ourselves from cancer. Why not get this checked out by a doctor? Perhaps you can find out what it is and treat it. No sense being in pain if you don't have to be! Good luck - PJH


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