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A 37-year-old member asked:

How probable is it for a teen to get breast cancer?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Sturgis
Pathology 29 years experience
Very unlikely...: Breast cancer would be a very unusual / uncommon finding in a teenager. Breast masses can develop in young people, but these are generally benign growths such as "fibroadenomas". If a teen has a palpable breast lump and is concerned, it would be appropriate to visit with a healthcare provider for a physical examination.
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Very very rare: Only in hhw rarest forms of breast cancer that are family inherited and genetically linked.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Can you a teen get breast cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: It's uncommon before age 30, and especially before age 20, but any dominant mass in a breast calls for a physician office visit. It is highly probable that it is a cyst or a fibroadenoma, but you need to be certain, which is usually a easy matter. Good luck.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What is the probablity of a breast cancer recurrence?

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Dr. David Holtz
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Depends: Depends on stage, grade, and treatment. If you have breast cancer, you should have a conversation with your medical oncologist. If you are worried you could have breast cancer, you should see your primary care doctor or gynecologist. Early detection improves how well you do.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Why would breast cancer get more attention than other cancers?

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Dr. Keith Monson
General Surgery 23 years experience
Common: I think primarily because it is so common and also because there are effective screening tools to identify it early in its course when it is potentially curable.

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