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What causes recurrent boils on breasts?

I believe a boiler it looks like have appeared on both my breast they fester up and infection comes out the they heal up the the reacurr in the same spot and fester up again with infection they have been there months now and havent spread would that be some form of breast cancer
Fri, 5 Jun 2015
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Hello and welcome to HCM,
Recurrence of a boil in the breasts could be inadequate treatment of the infectious focus.
A breast cancer does not recur in this fashion.
However, a clinical assessment of he lesion is required to assess the site, its character and extent.
Surgical excision followed by histopathological examination may be required to find out the exact cause of the lesion.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja Puri
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What causes recurrent boils on breasts?

Hello and welcome to HCM, Recurrence of a boil in the breasts could be inadequate treatment of the infectious focus. A breast cancer does not recur in this fashion. However, a clinical assessment of he lesion is required to assess the site, its character and extent. Surgical excision followed by histopathological examination may be required to find out the exact cause of the lesion. Thanks and take care Dr Shailja Puri