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1/21/2016Hello. I have off and on little itches here and there on the breast that I had two biopsies within a week(benign)there is no rash or anything like that but have heard that itching is one of the symptoms of B/C. Can you explain that symptom? I guess it could also be the nerves that can cause the itching as well because I mostly notice it when I lay on that side at night but it doesn't last long at all. Thank you for the explaination.
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1/21/2016itching is more commonly a sign of skin irritation related to a form of dermatitis, like from soap powder for example. that said, when we worry it is inflammatory breast cancer, usually there is a rash with the itch.(of course if you scratch long enough you will have a reddened area that mimicks a rash). inflammatory bc also usually has dilated pores and thickening of the skin of the breast tissue. sometimes it is so severe it looks like orange peel. so go see your gyn for evaluation and hopefully peace of mind.

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