A 35-year-old member asked:
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is it possible for a 13 year old to get breast cancer?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Extremely rare: Would be extremely rare. Most adolescents will have pubertal breast lumps that can form. See your doctor or pediatrician for an examination.
Answered on Jul 22, 2014
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Dr. John Rimmer
38 years experience General Surgery
Yes: It is possible but extremely unlikely breast cancer is caused by genetic and environmental factors the chance of developing breast cancer is related to risk factors for example a family history of breast cancer.
Answered on Apr 25, 2016
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