Breast pain is very anxiety provoking for women, but it is rarely a sign of breast cancer. More commonly, this breast abnormality indicates you are having hormonal changes. Only about 10 percent of breast cancers are accompanied by pain.
Breast pain and tenderness can be a very normal part of a woman's life. Breast pain can occur when you:Breastfeed a baby Have breast cysts Are about to menstruate, or just after a period Are premenopausal Are pregnant Are going on or off of hormone replacement therapy or birth control pills
You can also experience breast pain if your bra is either too tight or too loose. Your breast tissue does not enough support throughout the day in a bra that is the wrong size. Make sure to have your bras properly fitted so you wear the correct size.
If you continue to have breast soreness, accompanied by any other potential symptoms of breast cancer we strongly recommend you be evaluated by a breast specialist. Breast cancer symptoms include:Lump in the breast Thickening of the breast skin Rash or redness of the breast Breast swelling New onset of breast pain, not associated with the symptoms above Dimpling around the nipple or on the breast skin Nipple pain or nipple turning inward Nipple discharge, or liquid that leaks out of the nipple Lumps in the underarm area Changes in the appearance of the nipple or breast that are different from the normal monthly changes women can experience