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?

4 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
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


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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