Q. Are itchy marks on the breast a sign of breast cancer?

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Dr. Lokesh
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This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 25, 2017

Hello doctor,

I have two indented lines about 1 inch long across the top of my breast. I noticed them this morning, and they have not gone away. Should I be concerned about this? Is this a sign of cancer?

Dr. Lokesh

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  • This is not a sign of a breast cancer. So, you should not be worried. Signs of breast cancer include discharge from the nipples, lumps, puckering (tethering) of the skin around the nipple, constant dull aching pain, and a continuous inversion of the nipple.
  • This can either be a fungal infection of the skin or it can be due to a rash from a lace bra. So, you do not need to be worried.
  • You can show it to a dermatologist and take medicines which can help.

This professional advice provided by me stands subject to the actual examination of report or image and is based entirely on inputs provided to me. It should be correlated with clinical findings. Regards.

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Thank you doctor,

The marks on the breast do not itch now, but it was itchy early this morning.

Dr. Lokesh

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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • Yes, itching is a sign of an infection, and it looks more like a fungal infection (attachment removed to protect patient identity).
  • So, a clinical examination by a dermatologist will be beneficial and will help you get the right medicines. So, you should not worry much,

Regards.

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