I'm 42 Years Old. I've Been Getting Pain In My Breast. I Also Have Itchy Breast And Scratching It Cause Small Wound. Could This Possibly Be A Sign Of Breast Cancer.

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I'm 42 Years Old. I've Been Getting Pain In My Breast. I Also Have Itchy Breast And Scratching It Cause Small Wound. Could This Possibly Be A Sign Of Breast Cancer.

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Hi - Pain and itchng can be a sign of a rare type of breast cancer, inflammatory breast cancer, or IBC. Luckily, these symptoms seldom turn our to be IBC. Please read our posts on itchy breasts, and breast pain. Hopefully they'll give you some guidance about whether/when to see a doctor about this, and what to do in the meantime. Certianly, if the pain and itching become worse quickly, or if your breast seems infected - red, hot, swollen - then it's time to see the doctor without delay. Good luck - PJH

Answered by PJ Hamel