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.

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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...

Can teenage girls develop breast cancer?

Very rare. The best data i could find was an incidence rate of 0.03 per 100, 000 people in 2003 for malignant breast carcinoma in those under the age of 19. This roughly translates into about 100 new cases in the United States per year. Read more...

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...

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...

Please tell me if it is possible for a male to get breast cancer?

Yep. Albeit rarely, only 2, 000 new cases every year in the u. S. Males who are brca carriers have a higher risk, maybe 4-8% chance of getting cancer during their lifetime. Men should be aware of any lump in their breast and promptly seek medical advise. Read more...

Please tell me, could a 15 year old get breast cancer?

It is unusual for . Young women to get breast cancer. Only 1.8 % of breast cancers are diagnosed in women from ages 20 to 34, the number would certainly be lower in females under age 20. Read more...