When our breasts feel weird, we often jump to the worst possible conclusions: Does breast pain mean that I have breast cancer? Or are my boobs sore because I'm getting my period — or because I'm pregnant? Here's the good news: Breasts feel sore for all different kinds of reasons, most of which are nothing to be concerned about. And despite the paranoia that can take hold when anything in our chest area feels off, breast pain is rarely a breast cancer symptom. In fact, the only form of cancer linked to breast pain is inflammatory breast cancer , an uncommon form of the disease which, according to the National Cancer Institute, only accounts for one to five percent of the breast cancer diagnoses in the United States. So unless your breast soreness is accompanied by other symptoms or signs , you're probably in the clear.
Sore Breasts Before Your Period: Why It Happens And How To Minimise The Pain
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For some women, sore, sometimes painful breasts are a good tip-off that Aunt Flo is about to make a visit. While the heads-up is nice, sore breasts can be uncomfortable as hell. But there's a very real reason why sore breasts around your period are a thing, and even better, there are ways to find relief. The jury is still out on the exact mechanisms behind breast soreness during your period. But experts do know that hormone levels fluctuate before and during your period, and that can impact how your boobs feel, Sherry A.
Breast Pain: Why Do My Boobs Hurt?
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If you are a teenage girl, chances are you're dealing with sore breasts. Your breasts are sore because your body is changing and new hormones are being released. While it is a pain to deal with, there are ways that you can reduce the amount of soreness you feel. These include making some changes in your life but not very big ones , and taking medicine.