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How high are the chances of having breast cancer and cervical cancer at the age of 24?

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Dr. Barry Kahn
Pathology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Mixed picture

Outside of genetic causes, breast cancer in a 24 year old is very uncommon, although it can occur. Cervical cancer, on the other hand is not uncommon in that age group, and would be much more of a concern.
Fortunately, having regular pap smears is an excellent way of screening for the precursors of cervical cancer and should be part of your healthcare plan.

In brief: Mixed picture

Outside of genetic causes, breast cancer in a 24 year old is very uncommon, although it can occur. Cervical cancer, on the other hand is not uncommon in that age group, and would be much more of a concern.
Fortunately, having regular pap smears is an excellent way of screening for the precursors of cervical cancer and should be part of your healthcare plan.
Dr. Barry Kahn
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Very low

For most women, so low as to be nearly zero.
However, there are familial cancers that affect the breast and ovaries (rather than cervix/uterus), and in those families cancer can strike in the 20s.

In brief: Very low

For most women, so low as to be nearly zero.
However, there are familial cancers that affect the breast and ovaries (rather than cervix/uterus), and in those families cancer can strike in the 20s.
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not THAT low...

Cancer of the cervix, or at least precancer picked up on a pap smear, is actually quite common in women in their 20's.
And breast cancer, especially in its preinvasive form, isn't a rarity either. It may be dumb luck, or a cancer family syndrome such as li-fraumeni may be operating. Thankfully, the large majority of both types of cancer are cured, especially if caught early.

In brief: Not THAT low...

Cancer of the cervix, or at least precancer picked up on a pap smear, is actually quite common in women in their 20's.
And breast cancer, especially in its preinvasive form, isn't a rarity either. It may be dumb luck, or a cancer family syndrome such as li-fraumeni may be operating. Thankfully, the large majority of both types of cancer are cured, especially if caught early.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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