A member asked:

I'm 19 and i've 2 lumps in my breast; it's tender and painful.i've been referred to a clinic where i recently found a lump atthe side of my neck too. could it be cancer?

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Dr. Barry Rosen answered

Specializes in General Surgery

An overwhelming majority of breast lumps in teenagers are benign tumors, called fibroadenomas. The lump in your neck is probably a lymph node that has been present for awhile but aware to you now due to your breast findings. When you are seen in the clinic, they will likely order a painless test (an ultrasound) and refer you to a breast specialist to seek out their opinion.

Answered Dec 9, 2013

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Dr. Terry Brenneman answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

At your age a cancer is unlikely. But, it is important to go to the clinic you were referred to. Infection is more likely.

Answered Mar 28, 2015

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Dr. Travis Kidner answered

Specializes in Surgical Oncology

It would be very rare for a 19 year old to develop breast cancer.

Answered Apr 11, 2013

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