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I'm 43 years old and I've been having this pain in the upper

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Hello, I'm 43 years old and I've been having this pain in the upper right side of my breast and also my underarm. It's a little bit swollen. I'm scared. Is it a sign of cancer? Please help
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.

This is Dr. David

usually breast cancer doesn't cause pain.

infection or blocked breast duct or breast infection or blocked sweat duct in your axilla can cause swelling and pain sometimes

you need to see a doctor to get a breast examination

you might need a course of antibiotics

do you have a doctor you can see who can examine the area?