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Itchy breast-one sign of breast cancer
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calcram99 posted:
I was wondering why one of the symptons of breast cancer could be an itchy breast. What about the cancer would make your breast itch? Thank you.
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judyfams responded:
Usually inflammatory breast cancer has itchy breast as ONE of its symptoms along with puckering of the skin and inflammation and pain.
Paget's disease has itchy breast along with crusty formation around the nipple area.
The best thing for you to do would be to see a breast surgeon, or at the very least start by seeing your OB/GYN and have this checked out. It could be nothing more than a reaction to your laundry detergent or fabric softener - or something more serious. you really must check this out.
Good luck.
Judy
 
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Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
Here's an overview of Inflammatory breast cancer. There are several symptoms other than itching - and it's a very rare cancer (2% to 5% of all breast cancers)

Of course, it's always appropriate to check in with your doctor if you feel something is not right!

http://www.webmd.com/breast-cancer/guide/inflammatory-breast-cancer

Haylen
 
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calcram99 replied to Haylen_WebMD_Staff's response:
Thank you everyone for your reply. I have seen my gyn, who reccomended me to see a specialist, which I did. I had a breast biopsy which came back fine!! I have fibrocystic breast so they are tender most of the time which makes it hard to know if someting out of the norm is going on. I feel much better (mentally) since my biopsy came back neg.

Sincerely,
Maureen
 
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rachael67 replied to calcram99's response:
Happy news! Hope you are celebating big time!

Blessings
Rachael
Just when the caterpillar thought her world was over, she became a butterfly! Don't give up five minutes before the miracle!!
 
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calcram99 replied to rachael67's response:
I sure am and I thank God every day, for I know there are thousands of others out there who did not get the same news that I did. I pray for all of you ladies out there who are going through cancer.

Rachael, I love the caterpillar story!!
 
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lazullah replied to Haylen_WebMD_Staff's response:
what if your only symtom is breast warmth I have been dealing with this issue for over six months
 
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rachael67 replied to lazullah's response:
What does your physician say about this? I do hope you have brought it up to several of your docotrs...Keeping pestering them until someone listens and gives you some answers!

Please let us know how you are doing. Okay?

blessings.
Rachael
Just when the caterpillar thought her world was over, she became a butterfly! Don't give up five minutes before the miracle!!
 
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lazullah replied to rachael67's response:
I had a breast ultrasound done as well as a breast MRI which showed a lump which they said was fibrocystic but I insisted on a biopsy and I had a tru-cut biopsy done. It showed normal tissue. He thinks it is hormonal sensitivity.
 
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rachael67 replied to lazullah's response:
Good news! I hope you can put this aside now and live a lovely, full life! We're celebrating you and your news!

Blessings.
Rachael
Just when the caterpillar thought her world was over, she became a butterfly! Don't give up five minutes before the miracle!!


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