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Please help! what is the earliest age one can get breast cancer?

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Dr. Naheed Akhter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
At any age.: 7% of all breast cancers occur in women under 40.Women of every age should be aware of their personal risk factors.

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Please help! what gift should I get someone with breast cancer?

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Is it possible to get breast cancer at age 13?

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Breast Cancer: Although breast cancer is rare in teens any breast pain, breast lumps, nipple discharge or other concerns should be reported to your doctor who can decide if any diagnostic tests such as mammogram, ultrasound or biopsy are indicated.
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How can one reduce the chance of getting breast cancer?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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