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

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Kathryn Wagner
less than .03% I believe in the the teenage years
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Rare

It would be exceedingly rare.

In brief: Rare

It would be exceedingly rare.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology

In brief: Rare

Some hereditary forms of breast cancer may arise in young women but remain rare in the teens and twenties.

In brief: Rare

Some hereditary forms of breast cancer may arise in young women but remain rare in the teens and twenties.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
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