Posted by: Pam K | 2019/06/05


what are symptoms of cancer

i am 34 years old women (black) and have a burning sensation on my right breast and armpits. i have done self examination and there are no lumps. what could be the cause. it has been four days now and since yesterday i woke up with swollen eyes.

Expert's Reply


Cancer expert
- 2019/06/05

Dear Pam K

Many women feel discomfort and sometimes lumpiness in both breasts a week or so before their period. The pain can vary from mild to severe and the breasts can also be tender and sore to touch. One may experience heaviness, tenderness, a burning, prickling or stabbing pain, or a feeling of tightness. The pain usually affects both breasts but it can affect just one breast. It can also spread to the armpit, down the arm and to the shoulder blade. Cyclical breast pain is linked to changing hormone levels during the menstrual cycle. The pain often goes away once a period starts. In some women, this type of pain will go away by itself, but it can come back. This type of pain usually stops after the menopause, though women taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can also have breast pain. Breast pain can also be associated with starting to take or changing contraception that contains hormones.

Cyclical breast pain is usually not a sign of breast cancer, however, it is suggested that you visit your physician for a clinical breast examination. (MCH).


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