First of all, and to get it out of the way, even though some people with breast
cancer do experience some form of pain
, breast pain
is not a common symptom of a breast malignancy. Most often than not, breast tenderness is secondary to hormonal changes, especially during menstruation, pregnancy, puberty, breast feeding and near menopause.
Other common causes of breast pain fibrocystic breast changes, injuries, mastitis, and premenstrual syndrome.