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A 44-year-old member asked:

I have a small bump on my chest, i'm 18 but worried if i can have breast cancer. is it possible?

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Dr. Mary Maluccio
28 years experience
Should get checked: It is unlikely, but not impossible to have breast cancer at 18. If you have a family history of breast cancer or breast cancer has been diagnosed in a premenopausal family member, it can develop in younger generations of the same family. An ultrasound +/- biopsy can alleviate your concern.

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