Stinging Sensation On Nipple Of Right Breast


Asked by Wilma Robinson

Stinging Sensation On Nipple Of Right Breast

Hi, In Feb 2008, I had non invasive cancer. They did the surgery; it was .4 centimeters, Ductal Carcinoma. I had 32 radiation treatments,

but no Chemo.

I feel good, exercise regularly, but lately I've been bothered by a stinging sensation across the nipple area. This has probably been going on for a couple of months but seems to be happening more often.

It's really worrying me; Could this be nerves? Do I need to make an appointment with my cancer Dr? My breast doesn't look any different,

nor do I have lumps. Naturally, I'm concerned with possible recurrence.

Please advise. Sincerely, Wilma Robinson


Hi Wilma - I assume you're having regular mammograms, and regular appointments with your oncologist; this doesn't sound like a cancer symptom. But, that said, it's always good to have breast changes checked out. Probably it would be a good idea to call your oncologist, describe your symptoms, and see what (s)he says, OK? Good luck -PJH

Answered by PJ Hamel