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Cancer

Question
Posted by: | 2019/01/25

Q.

Pain in armpit

I have been experiencing pain in the armpit for over 12 months it has gradually become worse and more painful and now it has started in my groin.

Expert's Reply

A.

Cancer expert
- 2019/01/29

Dear Anonymous, ones armpit is a sensitive area of the body containing nerves, blood vessels, and lymph nodes. So it is not uncommon to experience discomfort and pain in the armpit. The pain can range from mild to severe and is often the result of an infection, inflammation, or irritation. You do not make mention of any lumps in your armpit. If there is a lump present, it could be a cyst, infection or fatty growth. There is also the possibility that it may be a sign of cancer, however, with the pain lasting for more than 12 months, you would have noticed a lump (hard and immobile). With the absence of a lump, it would, in most probability, not be cancerous. Pain is always a sign that something is not right. Therefore, it is advised that you visit your doctor for a thorough physical examination and possible tests to determine the cause so that effective treatment can be instituted. (MCH).

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