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I have a proplem, I discovered a lump under my left armpit but like close to my breast, I have extensive swelling ,y left breastm my nipple is inverted, I have a white smelly discharge running from it and somethines blood too... I had a scan done and the scan showed something very funny. The report says its nothing, but my gut is telling me something else. When I bath, my breast burns alot and it sometimes bleeds... Help please....

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replied January 29th, 2012
Breast Cancer Answer A30892
Hello and welcome to e health forum. ‎

Some important risk factors that may increase a woman's chances of getting breast cancer, ‎‎include – ‎
‎1. Older age, ‎
‎2. Early menarche ( young age, when you first had your menstrual ‎period), ‎
‎3. Late menopause, ‎
‎4. late age of child bearing, ‎
‎5. Never giving birth, ‎
‎6. Not ‎breastfeeding, ‎
‎7. Personal history or family history of breast cancer or some non-‎cancerous breast ‎diseases, ‎
‎8. history of radiotherapy, ‎
‎9. obesity, ‎
‎10. use of estrogen therapy, ‎
‎11. Having breast cancer-related genes BRCA1 or BRCA2, sedentary lifestyle, and regular ‎‎alcohol intake. ‎

Some important warning signs of breast cancer include – ‎

‎1. Appearance of a new lump in the breast or ‎underarm (armpit), ‎
‎2. Thickening or swelling of part of the breast, ‎
‎3. Irritation or dimpling, ‎redness or flaky skin of breast skin or the nipple, ‎
‎4. Inverting of the nipple, ‎
‎5. Nipple ‎discharge other than breast milk, including blood, ‎
‎6. Any change in the size or the shape ‎of the breast.‎
‎7. Pain in any area of the breast.‎

Keep in mind that some of these warning signs can happen with other conditions that are ‎‎not cancer, such as - ‎

Since you are still young, it is less likely for you to have a breast cancer, Unless you have ‎genetic and family history of breast cancer, and also other risk factors as mentioned ‎above. ‎

But since you still seem to have multiple signs, which do indicate other possible breast ‎conditions, which can be confused with breast cancer, including - ‎

‎1. Mammary dysplasia (fibrocystic condition of the breast), ‎
‎2. Fibroadenoma, ‎
‎3. Intraductal papilloma, ‎
‎4. Lipoma, and ‎
‎5. Fat necrosis.‎
‎6. Breast abscess (Infections). ‎

Hence it is necessary for you to undergo further proper investigation and treatment. ‎

You might consult with your OB GYN or your primary care physician, who can do a breast ‎biopsy which might help in proper diagnosis and treatment.‎

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