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Breast Cancer

Breast pain

09/23/2009

Question:

i am 20 years old and single. Last three days ,my left breast pain. so i check there is something in it . i think it is round . Can i be happen breast cancer? can i meet with doctor? and please answer my question quickly.

Answer:

At 20, a painful lump is unlikely to be cancer. Most painful lumps represent cysts and often resolve with a menstrual cycle. BUT, it should be checked out. Most women start with their gynecologist or primary care provider.

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Response by:

Paula  Silverman, MD Paula Silverman, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University