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armpit pain

Can you please tell me if armpit pain is a sign of breast cancer?
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Dear the:  Pain in the armpit could occur in the presence of breast cancer, but it is not a common sign.  In most cases, breast cancer is painless.  If you are concerned, you should be examined by your doctor.
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I was diagnosed with Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (dcis) 4 1/2 yrs. ago.  I had a lumpectomy.  1 year later 2 more lumps were removed, cancer free.  I have had checkups every 6 months since then.  The last 3 months, I have experienced extreme armpit pain.  The last time I experienced pain on this side of my body, it was cancer.  I cannot feel a lump, but the pain is very real.  I recently read an article, that my Dr. performs sentinel lymph node biopsies.  I have an appt. this coming Mon. July 9th.
Would I be out of line, to ask for a test such as this, so that
I will have piece of mind.  I don't want to sound like I am a know-it-all.  My husband is very concerned also.  Please advise if you can.  My sincerest thanks!  Grandma Becky
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Grandma

NOTHING IS OUT OF LINE:  please:  GET THE TESTS THAT YOU WANT AND NEED ESPECIALLY WITH YOUR PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE THAT THE LAST PAINFUL EVENT WAS INDEED CANCER.
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i am a 35 year old female . i am experincing arm pit pain with some tingeling to my fingers. also my rt hand feels colder .i had experinced arm pit pain to my both arm pits before couple years back. i was told by my doctor that sometimes this happens due to blockage of my glands (nodes).nothing that i should be concerned.but my sister was diagnosed with stage i breast cancer last year.should i be concern. i have an appointment with my md in 3 weeks. should i see somebody sooner?
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