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Breast Cancer

Severe breast soreness

02/20/2009

Question:

I am 36 years old and i have had a complete hysterectomy. For the past two days both my breast have been sore. Whether you touch them or not. If you touch them they hurt worse and under my arms hurt to. Both my mom and her sister have had breast cancer. My aunt pased away and my mom is now hitting five years since the removal of her breast. Could you give me some information as to what this could be.

Answer:

Soreness is usually associated with benign disorders, such as fibrocystic breast disease, but when there is a significant family history of breast cancer, it is always a good idea to have good clinical breast exams every 6 to 12 months.

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Response by:

Doreen M Agnese, MD Doreen M Agnese, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University