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A 38-year-old member asked:

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

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
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 14 is less than the probability of winning a million dollars in the lottery.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 17 years experience
Unfortunately: Although very rare, it is possible.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for 14 year olds to get breast cancer, at all?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Absolutely: Unfortunately, breast cancer, while uncommon overall, is one of the most common cancers in that age group. See: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/unusual-cancers-childhood/patient/page4.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Is it unusual for a 14 year old to have symptoms of breast cancer?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 30 years experience
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 noticed the lump. http://www.ocregister.com/articles/hannah-317453-cancer-breast.html bottom line, get checked by your doctor if you are concerned!
A 30-year-old member asked:

Can a seventeen yo girl get breast cancer?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Very rare: Anything can happen but breast cancer in a teenager is extremely rare. She should see a doctor for an examination.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for a 23 year old to get breast cancer?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Uncommon: But yes, young women can rarely get breast cancer. Most breast lumps in young womwn are benign, but needs an examination with your doctor to be sure.

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