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I had a lumpectomy almost 10 years and have been cancer free

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I had a lumpectomy almost 10 years and have been cancer free since then. The last 2 weeks I have had a tremendous amount of pain in the breast - no unusual lumps, just a lot of pain. What can I do and should I be alarmed?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

usually breast cancer or breast cancer recurrence doesn't cause pain in the breast.

breast infection or mastitis can cause breast pain and swelling.

you should see a doctor and get a breast exam and breast ultrasound.

when was your last breast mammogram?

I am a cancer doctor

it would be very unlikely your breast pain is due to cancer recurrence.

let me know if you have questions.