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when do itchy breasts indicate breast cancer

Lumps and changes to your breast can be worrying but most breast lumps are not cancer.

Symptoms like itchiness and pain is not generally caused by cancer. A lump that feels hot or is red, it may be a breast abscess (a lump caused by infection).

A rare type of cancer called inflammatory breast cancer can cause symptoms such as:

redness
inflammation
itching
pain

A condition called Paget’s disease of the nipple, which is associated with breast cancer, can cause itchiness.