Question by  lindotext (24)

Could shoulder pain be an indication of breast cancer?

For the past several months I have had on again off again shoulder pain, I have a history of breast cancer in my family and am concerned that this could be the first sign.


Answer by  knightmare (1231)

Shoulder pain can be caused by so many things and I don't think breast cancer is one of them. The best method of checking is the inspection and massage, and of course mammograms. With a family history you should try to get regular checkups.


Answer by  bigmomma (16)

A better indication of breast cancer is a lump or dimple in the beasts. You would probably notice a general feeling of discomfort or malaise as well during the initial stages. You should get screened frequently anyways with a history of cancer in the family.


Answer by  prissymissy (1895)

Shoulder pain is not really usually the first sign of breast cancer. Unless you are feeling pain more in the underarm region which is where some lymph nodes are and they become swollen when you have cancer. Either way you really should see your doctor anyway about your persistent pain.


Answer by  CKsammy (5)

It's not an exact indication of breast cancer but it never hurts to have something checked out by a doctor. Better safe then sorry!


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

The first sign will either be a lump in your breast or a spot on a mammogram. If you suspect you have cancer, see a doctor immediately for testing.


Answer by  SIDDHU (861)

No shoulder pain is not an indication of breast cancer. Since in your family it is hereditary you should do mammography and be on safe side.

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