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Is it possible that 14 year old girls can develop breast cancer?

Is it possible that 14 year old girls can develop breast cancer?

It's rare: Although it's pretty rare, it is possible for a 14-year-old to have an invasive carcinoma of the breast; it's also possible for there to be a mistake or confusion in diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (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 ...Read more


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Is it unusual for a 14 year old to have symptoms of breast cancer?

Is it unusual for a 14 year old to have symptoms of breast cancer?

Extremely rare: ...But not impossible. The youngest person in the U.S. To be diagnosed was a 10 yr old girl. She presented with an itch of her breast and her mom noticed the lump. http://www.ocregister.com/articles/hannah-317453-cancer-breast.html bottom line, get checked by your doctor if you are concerned! ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 14 year old girl to get breast cancer?

Is it possible for a 14 year old girl to get breast cancer?

Almost-never.: Breast cancer is very rare in women under 30 and increases in incidence the older you get. The statistical probabibility of having breast cancer at 14 is less than the probability of winning a million dollars in the lottery. ...Read more

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My fourteen year old daughter fears she might have breast cancer. My sister says she is too young to have it, is she correct?

My fourteen year old daughter fears she might have breast cancer. My sister says she is too young to have it, is she correct?

Not likely: It is very,very rare to have breast cancer so young. I recommend you take her to a breast specialist or her pediatrician. The bigger concern is why is she having these ideas at this age: is there someone close to her that has breast cancer? Did she hear someone talking at school? It is important to find out or have your pediatrician speak with her. See my others posts on breast pain/fibrocystic ...Read more

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Breast lump under nipple in 14 yr old male, could I have breast cancer?

Breast lump under nipple in 14 yr old male, could I have breast cancer?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how common is breast cancer in teenage girls?

It is very uncommon.: Cancer risk factors include: being female, increasing age, genetics, family history of breast cancer, previous breast cancer, being caucasian, dense breast tissue, some previous benign breast conditions, never having given birth or 1st child after age 30, early menarche, late menopause, radiation (chest), exposure to diethylstilbestrol, hormone replacement after menopause, oral contraceptives, >>. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is uncommon for teenage girls to get breast cancer?

Please tell me if it is uncommon for teenage girls to get breast cancer?

Yes, uncommon!: 15% of women diagnosed with breast cancer are between the ages of 15 and 39... And most are closer to 39. It's always possible, but very unlikely, for a teenager to get breast cancer. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood for girls of around the age of thirteen to get breast cancer?

What is the likelihood for girls of around the age of thirteen to get breast cancer?

I doubt it.: Anything is possible and one can never say "never". I am not aware of a girl that young with breast cancer. ...Read more

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Can girls with big breast have high risk of breast cancer?

Can girls with big breast have high risk of breast cancer?

Not increased: Breast size doesn't correlate with cancer risk. There are plusses and minuses to big and to small. I hope you're happy with whatever size your genetics gave you, and that you'll maintain surveillance against breast cancer throughout your life. ...Read more

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