Itchy Breast and Cancer

There had been a lot of questions from women about the association of itching in the breast and breast cancer. This is because there are studies that showed results indicating that itchy breast may be a symptom of breast cancer. This should not alarm women because not all itching in the breast is caused by cancer. In fact, there are actually very few cases wherein the manifesting symptom of their cancer is the itching of their breasts.

Not all types of cancer can manifest itching in the breast area. There is one specific type of cancer that is highly associated with this symptom and it is called the inflammatory breast cancer. This is the reason why only a small percentage of breast cancer patients experience this type of manifestation. In the inflammatory type of breast cancer, there will still be a growth of a tumor in your breast. But the skin right over the tumor is inflamed and is very itchy.

Aside from the inflammatory breast cancer, itching in the breast is also associated with Paget’s disease. This is a nipple disorder which can manifest itchy nipples and the skin around it. Paget’s disease is a rare kind of cancer that could affect the mammary glands.

The breast is composed of glandular tissue, which is highly specialized; surrounded by lymph nodes, nerves, blood vessels, fat cells and other connecting tissues that are generally covered by skin with hair follicles and sweat glands; and supports lactation. Women are likely to have itchy skin under, around or on their breast, resulting in the formation of a rash, irritation and flaky skin. An itchy breast may either cause a woman to temporarily feel uncomfortable or suggest the presence of More...
For many people, home remedies would usually help in the relief of the itchiness of their breasts. But if those tips and tricks used in home remedies do not alleviate the itching, it will be better to consult the doctor as soon as possible regarding this symptom that you have been feeling so that a careful assessment can be done to evaluate the condition. The doctor will ask when the itchy breast has started including the possible allergens that More...
When people talk about breast conditions, the women are always the respondents or the focus of these topics. But men could also experience numerous breast problems even if they are rare. Just like women, men have breasts too but they call it the pectorals because of the muscle forming the chest. If women experience itching in the breast area, then some men can also manifest itchy breast. Just like women, men shouldn’t immediately be alarmed when they feel a More...