Is there a breast cancer that itches? Itchiness of the breast is not usually due to cancer. It is usually due to other conditions that can affect the breast such as eczema or mastitis (inflammation of the breast). There is a condition that affects the nipple called Paget’s Disease that can cause itching.
What does cancer itch feel like? However, itchy skin can also be a symptom of certain types of cancer or a side effect of some cancer treatments. The sensation of itchy skin can be irritating and uncomfortable. Also, repeated scratching can lead to complications, such as open sores and wounds that are painful and increase the risk of infection.
What kind of cancer causes you to itch? Itching is a common symptom of skin lymphoma, T-cell lymphoma, and Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Itching is less common in most types of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
What type of itching is associated with cancer? Signs of cancer-related itching may include: Itching in response to water, which is called aquagenic pruritus. Lack of any rash or hives (though sometimes a rash occurs due to repeated scratching)