Pain in the breast is not the main symptom of breast cancer. This is because breast cancer at first does not show any symptoms of pain. For most of breast cancer patients, breast cancer can be detected when there is a lump in the breast area. But, when it above a certain point, it can be very painful.
In fact, breast cancer is a silent killer because it using the source of your body to expand and grow. If the breast pain happens because of the breast cancer, it will occur in one side of breast only.
Breast cancer pain is very specific and can be persistent. The pain also may hurt on one spot only. However, breast cancer can occur before the advent of pain. Thus, you should beware of the other symptoms of breast cancer such as nipple retraction, sudden skin changes or breast swelling.
If you had experience those symptoms, please seek your doctor immediately for clinical breast exam. This is because when the breast pain is due to the cancer, that’s mean, the breast tumor has been growing over 2 cm or resulting from the symptoms of metastatic breast cancer.
If the cancer cells spread to the bones, spinal cord or brain, it may causes bones pain, back pain, or headache together with leg weakness. And if the cancer cells spread to the adrenal glands, you may feel a dull back pain while you could have pain in the upper right part of the abdomen if the cancer cells spread to your liver.