Types of breast pain
Cyclic breast pain
Also called cyclic mastalgia, this type of breast pain is linked to the menstrual cycle, and the way in which reproductive hormone levels change. It is related to the monthly rise and fall in the estrogen and progesterone levels, making this pain appear and disappear cyclically. This kind of cyclical breast pain that occurs every month is rarely ever a symptom of breast cancer, and usually subsides on its own once menstruation begins.