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breast carcinoma in children

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Lawenda
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes, but VERY rare: The risk of a breast cancer developing in a child is extremely rare.
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Exceedingly rare: Statistically less than 7% of breast cancers occur in women under age 40. Only about 0.6% of breast cancer occurs under age 30. There is less than one ... Read More
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Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
Rare: It would be exceedingly rare.

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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Breast cancer risk: 20 percent lower if the first birth was at age 20, 10 percent lower for first birth at age 25, and 5 percent higher if the first birth was at age 35 . ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
A little bit: The most important risk factors for breast cancer are being female and being older. Breast cancer is relatively common in women over 60 and very rare ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Breast feeding: seems to reduce your risk. If the average risk is 1, those who never had children or breast fed are 1.6-1.9 times more likely to get breast cancer. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Studies : Studies have shown that about 12% of women born today will be diagnosed with breast cancer. While it is not known why some women get breast cancer and ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
Pretty unlikely: I can't say the risk is 0, but i've never seen a true breast cancer in children or babies. I've had a 17 yo with breast cancer - probably the young ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Almost never: A few very rare tumors can occur in the breast before puberty, but these are not the common breast cancer so familiar from adult women.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: There are scholarships for children whose parents are dealing with, or who have died from, various cancers. Here's a site that lists some of them: h ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Sort of: It is not a straight forward relationship. Having children and breast feeding are beneficial but do not provide immunity from breast cancer. Please co ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
BreastCA risk factor: Having a first child after age 40 is a risk factor for breast cancer as the hormone estrogen has had a long period of time to act on the breast unless ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See Below: Any therapist should be able to help your child. Ask your child's provider for recommendations.

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