A 18-year-old female asked:
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going to doctors soon to check symptoms, but what are the chances that i could have breast cancer as an 18 yr old? nan and her sister have had bc

2 doctor answers
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
41 years experience Pediatrics
Very low: but if there is a positive maternal family history of breast cancer and if there is a high risk breast cancer gene, you should be tested and followed closely. Breast cancer involves genetic and environmental factors that are only now beginning to be understood. You would do well to consult an expert in this area. Learn breast self exam and do it regularly.
Answered on Dec 9, 2014
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Exceptionally low: Breast Cancer is too rare under 20 years of age, that you should not be thinking about this as a possibility for you. relax and get your doctor to check you just to reassure you and teach you how to watch for early changes of Cancer in the breast as there may be some risk as you get into your 40s and older years.
Answered on Dec 9, 2014

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