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Could 13 year old boys develop breast cancer?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Never heard of it

About 1/3 to 1/2 of males will undergo transient nipple or breast enlargement on one or both sides as they transition into puberty.
It is a hormonal thing, not a cancer thing & usually fades within 6mo to a year. Rarely it can persist & require removal of breast tissue.A visit to the doc can confirm this.

In brief: Never heard of it

About 1/3 to 1/2 of males will undergo transient nipple or breast enlargement on one or both sides as they transition into puberty.
It is a hormonal thing, not a cancer thing & usually fades within 6mo to a year. Rarely it can persist & require removal of breast tissue.A visit to the doc can confirm this.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Charles Breaux
Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: Not likely at all

Although possible, breast cancer is rare in premenopausal women, and it is extremely, extremely rare in teenagers.
In a teenage girl, a breast lump is more likely maturing breast tissue, or a benign mass. In addition, breast cancer is about 100 times less likely in men than women. If there is a concern, he should see his primary care physician.

In brief: Not likely at all

Although possible, breast cancer is rare in premenopausal women, and it is extremely, extremely rare in teenagers.
In a teenage girl, a breast lump is more likely maturing breast tissue, or a benign mass. In addition, breast cancer is about 100 times less likely in men than women. If there is a concern, he should see his primary care physician.
Dr. Charles Breaux
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