I Have Been Getting A Slight Pain Down The Left Side Of My Breast That Feels Almost Like A Burning

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I Have Been Getting A Slight Pain Down The Left Side Of My Breast That Feels Almost Like A Burning

The pain has only been the last couple of days but is down the outer side of my breast and comes and goes with a burning sensation. I have never experienced this before; could this be a sign of cancer?

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Jen, except in very rare cases, pain isn't a sign of breast cancer. If the pain goes across your whole breast; and your breast becomes hot and swollen, turns red, and maybe starts to itch, like an infection, it might be inflammatory breast cancer. But a slight, burning pain is probably a nerve thing, or even something hormonal. If it doesn't go away or gets worse, why not make a doctor's appointment, just to set your mind at ease? Good luck. - PJH

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