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Is it possible for a 14 year old girl to get breast cancer

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Almost-never.: Breast cancer is very rare in women under 30 and increases in incidence the older you get. The statistical probabibility of having breast cancer at 1 ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Breast Cancer Rare: Primary breast cancer is rare before age 25 yrs. When breast cancer is seen in an adolescent, it is frequently caused by spread from another site in t ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Very unlikely: While anything is possible, breast cancer in a teenager is almost unheard of. Pubertal breast nodularity is the most common finding. See her doctor fo ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
Highly unlikely: Although it is highly unlikely you should see the gynecologist for the symptoms you are having. Does your mom or an older sister have breast cancer? ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
29 years experience Radiation Oncology
Extremely rare: ...But not impossible. The youngest person in the U.S. To be diagnosed was a 10 yr old girl. She presented with an itch of her breast and her mom no ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Greene
33 years experience Pediatrics
It's rare: Although it's pretty rare, it is possible for a 14-year-old to have an invasive carcinoma of the breast; it's also possible for there to be a mistake ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Grissom
42 years experience Radiology
Too young: Hormonal influence is most common cause of breast pain in a teen. An ultrasound can provide reassurance and check for cysts or other benign non cancer ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Possible: But very, very rare.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Very rare: Anything can happen but breast cancer in a teenager is extremely rare. She should see a doctor for an examination.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Only you can answer: Following treatment, the chance of breast cancer returning is quite variable but always a risk. Many of my cancer patients tell me that living with t ... Read More

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