I have not been diagnosed with breast cancer, but there is a very strong family history of breast cancer. Two weeks ago I started getting sharp pains in my left breast when I bend over or swing my left arm forward. I am concerned because of the family history, I have also been under severe stress over the last few months. I do not have medical right now so I can't see a Dr. Does anyone have the same problem, I am 53 and going thru menopause
First of all, pain in the breasts is almost never associated with breast cancer.
However,in very rare occasions breast cancer pain is usually unilateral, persistent, and constant in position.
From what you describe the pain could be due to many things,like for example a pulled muscle or a nerve problem,since it's felt only when you do certain movements.Being under stress,can also be causing pain and so does hormonal changes in your body since are you going through menopause.
A visit to your doctor is certainly recommended though for a correct diagnosis, because you have a strong family history of breast cancer.
If you have no medical coverage you could call "Susan G. Komen" facilities in many areas of the country where low-cost or free mammograms are offered. For information:
call 1-877 GO KOMEN .Also The American Cancer Association can help you connect with many institution where you can get free mammograms.Your local health care facility could also provide assistance.
Thank you very much, as a matter of fact I am under a great deal of stress at present so it makes sense to me but I will use the contacts provided and get medical attention. Again, thank you very much, your advice is much appreciated.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.