Are teenagers too young to get breast cancer?

Very, very rare. The incidence of breast cancer increases with age, but on rare occasion will be found in women in their 20's. While reported in the medical literature, the statistical probability of breast cancer in a teenaged girl is very, very low.

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How common is it to get breast cancer as a teenager?

Almost-never. The statistical probability of getting breast cancer in your teens is lower than the odds of winning the lottery. Breast cancer rates increase the older you are, and are rarely seen before the 30's. Read more...
Rare. Some hereditary forms of breast cancer may arise in young women but remain rare in the teens and twenties. Read more...

Could a teenager between the ages of 12-16 get breast cancer?

Unlikely. Breast cancer typically starts in women of 20 years and older age. It is extremely rare before the age of 20 years, yet it has been reported, rarely, in teenage girls. Read more...

Can a teenager die from breast cancer?

Theoretically, yes.. ...But highly unlikely. The incidence of breast cancer in teenagers is exceedingly low, less than 1 in a million in the US. If a teenager were diagnosed with breast cancer, the chance for cure would be no different than an adult, based on the stage of cancer at diagnosis. Read more...
Unlikely. It is rare for primary breast cancer to arise in the teenage years. But since you are aware of this disease, don't forget to discuss mammograms and pap smears with doctor. Read more...

What is the likelihood of breast cancer when you are a teenager?

Low. Low but not impossible in a teen with strong hereditary risk factors such as brca2 abnormalities in the family the risk is definitely increased. Read more...
Extremely low if any. Breast cancer is very unusual in women less than 20 year old although it is reported to develop in some folks as young as 20 years old. Read more...

My wife had a growth in her breast when she was a teenager, it was removed. What's the chance she can have a breast cancer pls?

Same as other woman. Most likely she had fibroadenoma a benign tumor was removed. If she has no genetic mutations like braca i & ii , her 2 or family history nothing to worry. She has same chance as any woman she needs regular self examinations check ups by her doctor and mammography every year and don't worry. Read more...
Unlikely . Chances are that your wife had a fibroadenoma removed, the most common benign breast tumor. This shouldn't increase her risk of breast cancer. If she does not have any family risks, she's no different than any other woman. Therefore, she should begin yearly mammography at age 40 and see her doctor for yearly breast examination. Read more...

Could male teenagers get breast cancer?

Extremely unlikely. But not impossible. Show it to your doctor just to make sure. Read more...