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Im sixteen years old and have found a lump in my breastcould it be breast cancer?

Im sixteen years old and have found a lump in my breastcould it be breast cancer?

Most likely not: Eventhough it is possible, your age is too young for typical presentation. Other non-malignant conditions are more likely the cause. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Female) (Definition)

Breast cancer results when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. The growth occurs initially inside the ducts but eventually breaks outside into the breast tissue and ultimately spreads both to the lymph nodes in the armpit and via the bloodstream to other parts of the body. Because of the promoting affect of estrogen almost all breast cancer occurs in women and is a rarity in men. The unregulated growth is due to both inherited and acquired genetic defects. It is the most common malignancy in women but it often curable if found early and treated effectively with surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy, or a combination thereof. Early detection before the malignancy becomes large enough to be felt depends on mammography/sonography and MRI imaging of the breast on an annual basis. ...Read more


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Can a 16 year old get breast cancer? And how exactly are the breast cancer lumps?

Can a 16 year old get breast cancer?
And how exactly are the breast cancer lumps?

Unlikely: Unlikely but not impossible. The youngest Breast cancer patient I have worked with was 18. That said, when you are examining your breasts you are feeling for a place that is different from the rest. It is normal for a young female to have dense breasts with "lumps". Hormone changes can also make cystic areas in the tissue. If you have an area that concerns you please ask your GYN or PCP ...Read more

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I am 18 years old and off late i've noticed a lump in my breast, could it possibly be breast cancer?

I am 18 years old and off late i've noticed a lump in my breast, could it possibly be breast cancer?

Unlikely to be pbm: At your age this is more likely to be benign cysts. A trip to your doc during regular office hours for an exam would be my first step to resolve your question. ...Read more

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Hi im only 32 years old & i just noticed a lump on my right breast. . About the size of a quarter .. Should i b concerned about breast cancer?

Hi im only 32 years old & i just noticed a lump on my right breast. . About the size of a quarter ..   Should i b concerned about breast cancer?

Yes: A dominant breast mass is cancer until proved otherwise. It's your physician's call whether to perform imaging, try to aspirate it (this will make a cyst vanish), or needle-biopsy it. The good news is that a woman who checks her breast regularly (yes, it's a very good idea even in the "mammogram age") and acts appropriate when she finds a lump almost never dies of breast cancer. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm a twenty years old with a family history of breast cancer. I noticed a lump that has grown over the past few months. Should i be concerned?

I'm a twenty years old with a family history of breast cancer. I noticed a lump that has grown over the past few months. Should i be concerned?

Unlikely: It is unlikely at the age of 20 that it would be breast cancer. However, if you are concerned and have a family history, you should have an exam performed by your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Neck, shoulder/armpit, arm pain, and a couple lumps in breast felt by dr. All on l side. I'm 23 years old. Breast cancer?

Neck, shoulder/armpit, arm pain, and a couple lumps in breast felt by dr.  All on l side. I'm 23 years old. Breast cancer?

Not always/depends,,: It doesn't always mean cancer. This can be fibrocystic disease with cysts that come and go with your cycle due to the hormones produced. It can also be benign lumps like fibroadenomas and the neck pain, etc. Can be unrelated. More tests like biopsy and scans may be needed, especially if you've got a family history of breast cancer so see your doctor to talk about what to do. Good luck. ...Read more

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29 year old female, found painless hard lump directly above my left breast. I do have history of breast cancer in my family?

29 year old female, found painless hard lump directly above my left breast. I do have history of breast cancer in my family?

Breast surgeon: Good for you for doing your breast exam. The next step is to go to a breast surgeon to get an exam and their professional opinion as to whether you need any imaging , biopsy, or surgery. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Could a 16-year old female have breast cancer?

Could a 16-year old female have breast cancer?

Yes: It is rare, but a dominant mass in a breast at any age needs to be seen by a physician. ...Read more

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I found a lump on my 9 year old daughters breast. There is no rubor, swelling, or heat present. Is there anyway this could be breast cancer?

I found a lump on my 9 year old daughters breast. There is no rubor, swelling, or heat present. Is there anyway this could be breast cancer?

Very rare: It would be extremely rare for this to be breast cancer. Most likely you are feeling a breast bud. This the breast tissue that will begin to form. You should however discuss your concerns with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Breast carcinoma is a type of cancer where this uncontrolled growth of breast cells. Symptoms can include breast lumps, pain, and weight ...Read more