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Breast Cancer

Breast soreness

10/27/2008

Question:

I am 76 yrs. old and have been having some breast soreness for the past two weeks. Could this be because I am on hormone therapy.

Answer:

Yes - it could be due to the hormones.  If it persists, however, you should see your doctor for a breast exam and xray.  It would be unusual for cancer to hurt, but it can happen.

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Response by:

Jean T Stevenson, MD, FACS Jean T Stevenson, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University