Can X-rays Cause Breast Lumps?
Hello doctor. Good morning. R nDok, 3 days ago I underwent chest x-ray photos for the purpose of examining cough for more than 2 months. R n r nI want to ask, can x-ray irradiation cause breast cancer? During this time I felt a lump as big as green beans and pain at the bottom (not on the surface near the skin) my right breast that is similar to fat tissue in other parts of the breast when doing breast self-examination. I think because of the addition of BB 25kg in the past 3 years that caused discomfort due to folds of fat in the right armpit, I also increased. the lump of green beans. Is it possible that x-ray radiation can cause / worsen cancer?
pain in the chest area or around the breast can be caused due to various causes. from the situation that you experience, if you do a chest X-ray and then 3 days later you feel chest pain then it is not because of the X-ray. X-rays if only done 1 time does not directly cause cancer huh. In addition, if indeed cancer is caused by radiation, then it takes a long time to grow.
From the situation that you are experiencing, if you have coughed for more than 2 months, and now you feel chest pain and there are lumps in the chest area it might be caused by TB infection. TB infection is a condition where infection occurs due to the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB can infect various organs of the body, including the lungs, lymph node tissue, or even the breast. So that TB infection can cause symptoms such as coughing that does not improve for more than 2 weeks, coughing thighs, shortness of breath, chest pain, and can be accompanied by the appearance of a lump in the neck or chest area. TB infection requires treatment with anti-TB drugs within a certain period.
But other than that the situation that you experience can also be caused by other causes such as: '
Pneumonia Mastitis FAM breast abscess Breast cancer, therefore, it is recommended that you go directly to a specialist in internal medicine and a surgeon. so the doctor can examine your situation further. maybe later additional tests will be carried out such as blood tests, sputum examination, ultrasound, or biopsy if necessary.
The following article you can read about tuberculosis
may be useful. thank you