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