Breast pain, also called mastalgia, affects most women at some point.

The pain may be felt as heaviness or soreness, or a stabbing or burning sensation. It can be felt in any part of the breast andmay spread tonearby areas too.

Many womenworrythat breast pain may be a sign of a serious condition such as Breast cancer , but pain by itself is rarely asign of cancer.

This page summarises some of the possible causes of breast pain and offers advice on when to see your GP .

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 13 Oct 2016