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3/23/2008Hi, I have a question about pain being a symptom of BC. My sister alerted me to a lump in her breast while we were on vacation in Jan 08. She told me she had pain in her left breast and that she felt a lump. I told her that it was probably a cyst since I didn't think BC caused pain and I had several painful cysts in my breast. She went to 2 Drs who told her it was probably a cyst and not to worry about it, but one recommended a Mammo. She had the Mammo in Feb 08 and the lump did turn out to be IDC Grade I (7 x 11MM). She was sent for an MRI and another IDC lump 5mm was found. She is having a mastectomy with reconstruction tomorrow. Have you ever heard of BC causing pain except in inflammatory Breast Cancer? I was shocked that pain was the first symptom she noticed.
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3/24/200810% of breast cancers (unrelated to inflammatory breast cancer) will cause pain in the breast. sounds like she fell into the 10%.

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