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Breast Cancer

22 and worried

08/13/2007

Question:

I`m 22 years old and their is a sore lump in my left breast. The skin over the area is red. Is it possible that I have breast cancer? the sore lump is painful sometimes.Reply..Please........

Answer:

A red, painful mass in the breast of a 22 year old woman is probably an abscess (localized infection with a fluid collection). Cancer is rare in this age group. I recommend you see a physician and have it evaluated.

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Response by:

Jennifer B Manders, MD Jennifer B Manders, MD
Formerly:
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati