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By having tiny breasts naturally, is it still possible to get breast cancer?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Unfortunately yes
Breast cancer can occur even in a male breast which usually has very little breast tissue so women with small breasts can get cancer and the incidence specific to a patient is related to many factors including being a brca gene carrier, a positive family history, duration of menses years and whether or not it was interrupted by pregnancies etc.
Best to get checked by your pcp or breast surgeon.

In brief: Unfortunately yes
Breast cancer can occur even in a male breast which usually has very little breast tissue so women with small breasts can get cancer and the incidence specific to a patient is related to many factors including being a brca gene carrier, a positive family history, duration of menses years and whether or not it was interrupted by pregnancies etc.
Best to get checked by your pcp or breast surgeon.
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Breast size is not really a prominent risk factor for breast cancer.
The more important risk factors include family history, use of hormone replacement, nulliparity (have you delivered children), and age of menses/menopause.

In brief: Yes
Breast size is not really a prominent risk factor for breast cancer.
The more important risk factors include family history, use of hormone replacement, nulliparity (have you delivered children), and age of menses/menopause.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Breast size seems to have no correlation with cancer risk.

In brief: Yes
Breast size seems to have no correlation with cancer risk.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Depending on your family history, most all women have about a 12% lifetime risk of breast cancer.
Other factors may increase risks depending on family history of breast cancer, earlier age of first menstrual cycle, late age at first childbirth.

In brief: Yes
Depending on your family history, most all women have about a 12% lifetime risk of breast cancer.
Other factors may increase risks depending on family history of breast cancer, earlier age of first menstrual cycle, late age at first childbirth.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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