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family has no history of breast cancer, how common is breast cancer at 25 years of age.

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Uncommon: Less than 0.6% of breast cancers occur under the age of 30. But it does occur, with reported 11, 000 patients diagnosed with breat csncer under age 40 in the us in one year (of the 230, 000 total breast cancer patients). If you have a breast lump or concern see a doctor.
Answered on Apr 7, 2013

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