Please tell me, could a 17 years old boy get breast cancer?

Almost never. It is rare for men to get breast cancer. It is even more rare for a 17-year-old boy to get breast cancer. Boys of this age often get lumps in their breast tissue. It's a normal effect from the hormones being released at puberty. This is common, and it's also common for boys and their parents to worry they have breast cancer. I hope you can relax now!

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I am 17 years old and a dark spot appeared on my breast and I wanna know if it may be something dangerous or a breast cancer?

Reassured. I think it is a very low likelihood to be breast cancer. Breast cancer would present itself to you as a lump deeper in your breast, not as a dark spot. What you describe sounds more like a mole. If the dark spot is growing or otherwise changing, see a doctor about finding out if it needs to be romoved. Read more...
Unlikely. Breast cancer is very unusual in a 17 year old young lady it is more likely that you have a benign skin nevus or freckle if you are worried please see you doctor. Read more...
See your derm. Any new skin lesions should be brought to the attention of your friendly dermatologist. Read more...

Is it possible for a 17 year old to get breast cancer?

Possible - yes; Likely -no. 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, obesity, . Read more...

What are the odds of a 17 year old getting breast cancer?

< 1 in a million. The incidence of breast cancer in teenage women was recently reported as 0.08 cases per 100, 000 people, so the odds are very, very low. Regardless, any new breast lump should be followed by a physician evaluation. Read more...
Very rare. It is very rare and very unlikely for teenagers to get breast cancer. Need to see a doctor for an examination. Read more...

I'm a 17 year old male and I have a little lump under my left nipple, it hurts a little when I apply pressure on it, do I have male breast cancer?

Unlikely but see doc. Please see your doctor. Given your age and gender, breast cancer is extremely unlikely. However, you need to find out what this is. Read more...
Probably not, but.., This is probably gynecomastia, a little bit of breast development from teen hormones. Being a teen is difficult enough without this. Have your physician take a look; removing it is a simple procedure. Read more...
Gynecomastia? It is common for teenage males to develop a small amount of breast tissue under the nipple, which is called gynecomastia. It feels like a firm nodule and can be moved around a little bit. Usually a little tender. That said, the other doctors that commented on this answer are absolutely right. Any new lesion has to be examined by a doctor & possibly some imaging studies done. Please see your doctor. Read more...

Can a 15-year-old boy get breast cancer?

No. Breast cancer is very rare in men, occuring in less than 1:100, 000. This tends to occur at an older age in men as compared to women. I am unaware of breast cancer ever reported in a teenage male. Read more...
Highly Unlikely. While the answer is yes, the odds are extremely low and the literature demonstrates very few cases. Regardless, any new lump you feel must be worked up by your pediatrician. Read more...
Puberty related. Far more common cause of breast lump in a 15 to make is glands enlarged as a result of puberty. They can be sore or just enlarged but they are related likely to development of male related changes during puberty. Not sure how many cases ever have been reported of make breast cancer in someone that age but it would be very very rare. Read more...
Gynecomastia. Junior needs to be evaluated by a physician. Most often this is gynecomastia, and junior deserves the option of having the lump removed -- being a 15 year old boy is difficult enough without growing beast buds, which is no fault of his. And all breast masses need to be seen also because of the (here, remote) possibility of cancer. Read more...