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After performing a self-breast exam, Bonnie Brooks discovered a lump and immediately scheduled an appointment with her doctor. On September 11,she was diagnosed with Stage 3 metastatic breast cancer. With a difficult treatment regiment ahead, including chemotherapy, she realized that she could not face breast cancer alone.
A persistent itching on your breasts could be caused by any number of things. In many cases such as skin conditions like eczema or psoriasisthe itching will be accompanied by a rash. Itching on or under your breast with no rash, however, is common and should be relatively easy to treat at home. However, these conditions are somewhat rare, and the itching will usually be accompanied by a rash, swelling, redness, or tenderness in the area.
While many women go to the doctor after finding a lump, every woman should also be aware of other changes to the breast or nipple. For example, invasive ductal carcinoma IDCwhich forms in the milk ducts, may cause a distinct breast lump that you can feel. Invasive lobular carcinoma ILCwhich forms in milk-producing glands, may cause a thickening in the breast.
Breast and nipple changes can be a sign of breast cancer. Make an appointment with your doctor if you notice anything unusual. Paget's PAJ-its disease of the breast is a rare form of breast cancer.
Itchy breasts can be such a predicament. And that's usually no big deal—if you have an itch on your arm, you scratch it. Ditto for your leg.
It is common for girls and women to experience itchy breasts once in a while. Symptoms of causes on both ends of this spectrum differ, which is helpful in terms of coming to a diagnosis. Still, remember that even less worrisome conditions deserve attention as preventative approaches or medical treatments may help reduce the itchy sensation and prevent complications. While cancer is a possible cause of itchy breasts, it is not the cause in most cases.
Itchiness of the breast is not usually due to cancer. It is usually due to other conditions that can affect the breast such as eczema or mastitis. This condition develops in the nipple or the darker area of skin around it the areola.