Pain in breast while losing weight

Patient

Q: About a year ago, I lost some weight (about 10 lbs or so). I was 185 and went down to 175 in about 3 weeks. The last few days of it, I started noticing a throbbing pain in my right (my perspective) breast, towards the bottom of the breast on the outside (near my arm). It wasn't terribly painful, but it did sometimes wake me up and I would have to rub it. I stopped losing weight, and the pain went away. Now I'm losing weight again, and the exact same thing is happening. I have felt around for lumps and can't find anything. I've looked around online and found nothing similar. Is it normal to experience this while losing a large amount of weight? Only, it never happened the very first time I lost about 60 lbs or so. I've been overweight my whole life, and I am currently at the lowest weight ever, 165 (I'm within the healthy range now, being 6'1", and want to lower my body fat percentage for fitness). Is it possible my body is just reacting to a new state? Or could it be something very serious, like breast cancer?

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