Symptomatic arm lymphedema as the presenting symptom of invasive breast carcinoma is a rare occurrence. We report a case of invasive breast cancer presenting with unilateral arm swelling. The patient was initially thought to have venous thrombosis. A thorough physical examination and a mammogram revealed the presence of breast cancer and associated subclinical axillary lymphadenopathy.
Breast pain: Causes, types and treatments | Breast Cancer Now
Breast pain, also known as mastalgia, mammalgia, and mastodynia, is common and may include a dull ache, heaviness, tightness, a burning sensation in the breast tissue, or breast tenderness. If the pain is linked to the menstrual cycle, it is known as cyclical mastalgia cyclical breast pain. According to the Breast Cancer Foundation, breast pain includes any pain, tenderness or discomfort in the breast or underarm region, and can occur for a number of different reasons. In most cases, the Foundation adds, breast pain is not a sign of breast cancer. In most cases, breast pain affects the upper, outer area of both breasts - the pain can sometimes spread to the arms.
Just as with breast cancer, detecting lymphedema early increases the likelihood of successful treatment. Early detection can be challenging, though, because first symptoms are often subtle. They may feel tingling or numbing in their arm for a day or two, but it goes away.
This forum has been really helpful to me from finding a lump to having my appointment and needle biopsy. This has been happening more over the last two weeks and I also get the same dull ache in my lower leg on the same side. They said biopsy results should be weeks. Hi, I had my breast clinic appt today because I have a lump on my left breast and I have an ache that goes from my armpit and weighs down near where the lump is I can only describe it as like a heavy weight and feels like a dull ache. It comes and goes.