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I have just been diagnosed with breast cancer stage 1 on the

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I have just been diagnosed with breast cancer stage 1 on the right side. For a few weeks I have had pain in my left breast that feels like it goes right through to my shoulder blade, if I make myself burp it relieves the pain most of the time. The pain is on and off through the day. I don't have any shortness of breath.

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your left breast pain doesn't sound like it is due to breast cancer

it sounds more likely to be due to acid reflux if making yourself burp relieves the pain

you could have strictures or scar tissue in your esophagus possibly causing the pain.

you may need to see a GI doctor who can do an upper endoscopy scope procedure down into your stomach to check for acid reflux damage to scar tissue in your esophagus which could be causing this left breast pain going to your shoulder blade

bad esophagitis inflammation of your esophagus can cause this type of pain.

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