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Tuesday, April 14, 2009 stepha, Community Member, asks

Q: Could itching nipples be a sign of breast cancer?

My right nipple has been itching for a couple of weeks now, and it's really dry. Could this be breast cancer? I haven't been to the Doctor, because once I put lotion on it, it's ok for a little while, but it won't go away. It's very strange.

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
4/14/09 6:16pm

Stepha, usually an itchy nipple is a dry or irritated skin problem and nothing dangerous.  PJ Hamel just posted an article that can answer your questions in detail.  If it continues, checking in with the doctor might be a good idea just in case there is some kind of allergy or infection causing the problem.  In the meantime, see if unscented products for sensitive skin for your shower and laundry help.  You haven't mentioned anything to make me think that you need to be concerned about this being breast cancer.

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By stepha, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/26/10, First Published: 04/14/09