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How can young women find breast cancers early, if mammograms aren't done until they are older?

How can young women find breast cancers early, if mammograms aren't done until they are older?

Breast self exam: Breast cancer is rare in young women, but not impossible. It is good to be comfortable knowing what are normal "lumps and bumps" for you and how your breast change during your menstural cycle. If you notice a lump that is new or diffferent, or any nipple bleeding or discharge, bring it to your dr.'s attention asap. Most woment find their own masses. Be comfortable performing a breast self exam. ...Read more

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How to prevent sagging breasts while looking good to young women?

How to prevent sagging breasts while looking good to young women?

Wear a bra to suppor: I think it is important to support your breast at all times and not always go braless. Obviously pregnancy will casue your breast to enlarge and post partum they many times get smaller and sag. ...Read more

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What can u tell a young woman that has small breasts, where she thinks they r not as good as bigger ones?

What can u tell a young woman that has small breasts, where she thinks they r not as good as bigger ones?

That's tough: In that the body image is important. Some are irrational about the issue. If very little breast tissue is present, implants may help the body image. Of course it is good to be secure within the self; imparting that onto another is hard. If a person has a problem with mood it can be easy to focus on the physical. I've got no great advise other than being lean not all bad; some men prefer less. ...Read more

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Must I do breast self-exams if I'm a young woman with family history?

Must I do breast self-exams if I'm a young woman with family history?

Yes: It is important that all women and girls with breast tissue be aware of their breast tissue. Breast self exam or breast self awaremess allows one to get to know their self and determine when an abnormal finding is present. Any abnormal finding should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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My breasts are very small compared to females in my family i.E.My mother & younger sister. Why? I am slightly overweight does this make a difference?

My breasts are very small compared to females in my family i.E.My mother & younger sister. Why? I am slightly overweight does this make a difference?

Generally no: There are many factors affecting breast size: genetics, estrogen, age, etc. If you're still in p;puberty, give your body a chance to develop fully before beginning to worry. ...Read more

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What are the causes of breast cancer in younger women?

What are the causes of breast cancer in younger women?

Unknown: There are some increased breast cancer risks associated with obesity, hormone medication use, early age at first menstruation, late age at first childbirth, etc. Only about 15% of breast cancers occur because of genetic inheritance. See this site with more information: http://media. Komen. Org/breastcancer101tool/english/video-player. Html#kbc_01_01. ...Read more

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What is the likely cause of a young woman to have a breast lump?

Fibroadenoma: The most common breast tumor is a fibroadenoma. This is a benign tumor which may be present as early as the teen years. As women age, breast cysts may develop, which are benign fluid-filled lumps (peak incidence ages 35-50). It is often very difficult to distinguish a lump from normal "lumpy-bumpy" tissue. When in doubt, it is best to see your primary care physician or gynecologist. ...Read more

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Is a sign of breast development or puberty in a young female bumps in the breast?

Is a sign of breast development or puberty in a young female bumps in the breast?

Normal tissue: Thelarche is the term used for the emergence of breast tissue in the beginning stages of puberty. A spongy bit of true breast tissue is located directly under the nipple on one or both sides. It can be tender to touch & one side may emerge weeks before the other. Your pcp can confirm this process. ...Read more

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What are the chances of survival and leading a normal life, fertility of a young female in her 20s with advanced breast ca not metastatic, duratn of rx?

What are the chances of survival and leading a normal life, fertility of a young female in her 20s with advanced breast ca not metastatic, duratn of rx?

It's complicated: There are too many variables to be able to give you an accurate number. Certainly survival and continuing fertility are quite possible, and the lack of metastases is very positive. ...Read more

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What causes breast cancer in young women?

What causes breast cancer in young women?

I wish we knew!: We don't know what causes breast cancer, and the rate in young women is increasing. We do know that a long exposure to estrogen increases your risk. If you started your period early, or never got pregnant, you have more estrogen exposure. Alcohol intake is associated with breast cancer. Any there are chemicals in our environment that are similar to estrogen, like bpa plastics. I suspect this! ...Read more

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Why do breast cancers grow fast in young pregnant women?

Why do breast cancers grow fast in young pregnant women?

Hormone driven: Some (but not all) types of breast cancer are driven (feed off) by hormones. Therefore in pregnant women with high hormones level, breast cancer may grow faster. It is analogous to how hormone replacement therapy has been linked to breast cancer in older women. ...Read more

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Breast cancer in young women under 30, what are the chances?

Breast cancer in young women under 30, what are the chances?

Generally low: Breast cancer is usually a disease of postmenopausal women so the chances of having cancer before 30 are low. That said, certain personal and family risk factors can increase the chances of cancer even in young women so I suggest you visit your doctor to discuss your current cancer risk and the potential need for early screenings or surveillance. ...Read more

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Is it rare for young women from 15 - 20 to develop breast cancer?

Is it rare for young women from 15 - 20 to develop breast cancer?

< 1 in a Million: The incidence of breast cancer increases with age, occurring very rarely in one's 20's, sporadically in the 30's, and then increasing with each decade of life. An adolescent with a breast lump still requires physician evaluation, but a benign tumor called a fibroadenoma is far more likely. ...Read more

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What is the most likely reason a young woman would have breast lump?

Fibroadenoma: The most common breast tumor is a fibroadenoma. This is a benign tumor which may be present as early as the teen years. As women age, breast cysts may develop, which are benign fluid-filled lumps (peak incidence ages 35-50). It is often very difficult to distinguish a lump from normal "lumpy-bumpy" tissue. When in doubt, it is best to see your primary care physician or gynecologist. ...Read more

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Radiologist told me that breast cancers in young women typically grow very fast and definitely wouldn't be smaller after 3 months. Is this true?

Radiologist told me that breast cancers in young women typically grow very fast and definitely wouldn't be smaller after 3 months. Is this true?

Most likely yes: The definition of cancer is unrestricted growth. This is why cancers get larger and spread. A growth that reduces in size over time is not likely to be cancer. ...Read more

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When should young women go in for a mammogram done to detect for breast cancer?

When should young women go in for a mammogram done to detect for breast cancer?

Mammograms: According to the American Cancer Society, American College of Radiology, and others, annual screening mammography should begin at age 40. Screening may begin sooner if you are a BRCA carrier or are otherwise at high risk. ...Read more

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How to test for breast cancer in a young woman?

How to test for breast cancer in a young woman?

Breast exam: Depends on age. Breast exam and ultrasound are usually the best modalities. ...Read more

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Dr said that breast cancer grows very fast in young, lactating women. Said it could easily double in size in two months. Possible?

Dr said that breast cancer grows very fast in young, lactating women. Said it could easily double in size in two months. Possible?

Short answer is yes: Breast cancer in pregnancy or during lactation, especially in young women can be very aggressive. It is important to have a biopsy to confirm that the lump is, in fact, cancer and then seek appropriate treatment. Most lumps in young lactating women are fortunately not cancerous. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me when should young women start to have a screening of mammogram done for breast cancer?

Doctors can you tell me when should young women start to have a screening of mammogram done for breast cancer?

Mammograms: According to the American Cancer Society, American College of Radiology, and others, annual screening mammography should begin at age 40. Screening may begin sooner if you are a BRCA carrier or are otherwise at high risk. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of pregnancy for a young woman receiving breast cancer treatment?

What is the likelihood of pregnancy for a young woman receiving breast cancer treatment?

Depends: On treatments, if receiving only local radiation ovulating woman can get pregnant, if receiving chemotherapy will not ovulate most of the time will be permanently sterile Speak to your doctor ...Read more

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When do females breast stop growing?

When do females breast stop growing?

Mammary glands: Although breast growth can vary from early puberty to mid adulthood, the breasr size will also increase during pregnancy and decrease thereafter. At your age I would not think about it until your early-mid twenty years. ...Read more

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Why do women's breasts grow in pregnancy?

Why do women's breasts grow in pregnancy?

Pregnancy: A woman's breasts enlarge during pregnancy because estrogen is stimulating the milk ducts to enlarge to produce milk to feed the baby. ...Read more

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How would a man get a breast like a women?

How would a man get a breast like a women?

Several reasons: There can be multiple reasons why men develop breasts. Certain medications can cause that. Also hormonal imbalances. Men do get breast cancer although infrequently. Please go see your primary care provider so that it can be evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Why do woman's breast get bigger if they gain weight?

Why do woman's breast get bigger if they gain weight?

Because weight: Gain tends to occur through out the body. ...Read more

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Can a woman's breasts still grow after a miscarriage?

Can a woman's breasts still grow after a miscarriage?

See below: That would depend upon the gestational age of the miscarriage and how quickly the pregnancy hormones leave her body. Presumably the hormones associated with pregnancy will cause breast enlargement and the hormones of pregnancy do not disappear immediately after a miscarriage. ...Read more