I am a 65 year old woman with soreness in the right breast. I recently had a mamogram and the results were negative. I am a six year recovering breast cancer patient but it was in the left breast. I recently had shingles on my right side but the pain from that illness has subsided.
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If mammogram has come back negative, you can consider requesting for tumor marker test and PET scan to rule out secondaries (that might not be picked by mammogram). Breast tissue is also known to respond to hormonal changes in your body, hence if there have been fluctuations in hormonal levels, you can experience breast pain (due to swelling up of breast tissue). Consider going ahead with getting thorough examination done by your doctor/gynecologist to rule out chances of musculoskeletal origin of pain. Look out for any changes in skin over breast, nipple changes, presence of lumps etc. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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