Please help! What is the earliest age one can get breast cancer?

At any age. 7% of all breast cancers occur in women under 40.Women of every age should be aware of their personal risk factors.

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What is the earliest age at which you can get breast cancer?

My youngest 18-rare. Though we can see unusual breast malignancies (sarcomas) in the pediatric / adolescent age groups, the usual epithelial based cancers, that you would know as infiltrating ductal or lobular carcinoma, are in older women. As a guideline- less than 5%of cases are under 30 yo, increasing from there with each decade. Genetic mutations (brca 1 or 2) would shift the curve toward a younger age of onset. Read more...
Rare. Breast cancer in teenagers is rare but can happen. The average age for developing breast cancer is 65. Read more...

What is the earliest age for breast cancer?

No age limit. More common after the age of 40 that is why mammogram screening begins after 40. But can happen in young people too. I had a patient who was 25 diagnosed with breast cancer. Read more...

What age do u have to be to get breast cancer?

Breast Cancer. Breast cancer is generally a low risk until women reach about 40 years of age. However, some women can develop breast cancer at a much younger age due to a genetic predisposition. This may be indicated by a strong family history of breast cancer. All women should learn how to do a self breast exam and report any suspicious findings. Get regular mammograns as recommended by your doctor. Read more...

Is it possible to get breast cancer at age 13?

Breast Cancer. Although breast cancer is rare in teens any breast pain, breast lumps, nipple discharge or other concerns should be reported to your doctor who can decide if any diagnostic tests such as mammogram, ultrasound or biopsy are indicated. Read more...

What is the youngest age you can get breast cancer?

Depends. That depends on multiple variables like family history, genetics (brca gene), environment (cigarettes, alcohol), diet, etc. Please see this link for a more thorough explanation, and then you should discuss this with your doctor. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer/ds00328/dsection=risk-factors. Read more...

At what age should you get checked for breast cancer?

If. You have a lump or other breast changes that concern you a physician should be seen right away. Otherwise, screening mammograms in women without other risk factors are advised starting at age 40. Read more...