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Forum Name: Breast Cancer

Question: warmth under armpit

 lefty41st - Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:41 pm

my mother complains all the time that she has pain and warmth under her armpits, i want to know what is causing it and what to do about it
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Fri Jan 27, 2006 9:15 am

User avatar Hello,

It would be hard to evaluate both these symptoms over the internet. When considering breast cancer it is a lump in the armpit that is more concerning. Her symptoms could be due to some inflammation in that region.

Your mother would benefit from a clinical examination by a trained physician.

Best regards.

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