I am 27 years old and about 2 weeks ago I developed a red itchy rash on my left breast...its just like any normal rash, not that bad. But I scratch so hard that my fingernails make it bleed...it was in one spot and now is moving around my breast! I keep spreading it I guess my scratching... To be honest I haven't put anything on it...I put some cream on it today but to soon to tell.
Today I looked it up on the internet and came across all types of Breast Cancer details and I got scared. My dad died about 3 years ago of lung, liver and stomach cancer. Could I have cancer? Is that was this rash is? Like I said it is a normal rash, nothing unusual about it. I do scratch too hard and make it bruise (I bruise easily)...and bleed.
I am very scared, I currently don't have insurance, so a doctor bill or hospital bill would be too much right now...but as I said I am very scared.
Is this is sign of breast cancer? A normal red rash that just happens to be on my left breast?
Dear sissyO75, Given your age, it is most likely that this is, in fact, a rash. Common skin problems can occur anywhere including your breast. Inflammatory breast cancer, which presents as a swollen, red, warm to touch breast, is uncommon. However, it would be in your best interest to have this checked by a physician. If it looks to be a common dermatitis a cream may be prescribed that will relieve the itching and aid in healing. It will also provide an opportunity to be certain this rash does not represent something more concerning.
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