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veryconcerned posted:
my nipples itch alot...i was wondering if it could be breast cancer??
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Jane Harrison Hohner, RN, RNP responded:
Dear veryconcerned: Amazingly, itchy nipples are more common than one would suppose. While cancer is a possible cause (although it is usually one side only), it is the LEAST likely cause of itching nipples. Here is a link to more information about the causes of itchy nipples. The first is a discussion of cancer and then the most common cause:

http://blogs.webmd.com/womens-health/2012/02/nipple-itching.html

The second reviews some of the other reasons and treatments for your symptoms:

http://blogs.webmd.com/womens-health/2012/02/whats-making-my-nipple-itch-part-ii.html

The best way to get the most "for sure" answer (and the correct treatment) is to see your GYN or clinic for a focused breast exam.

Yours,
Jane


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