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Im 24 years can I get breast cancer?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Richard Tholen
Surgery - Plastics
6 doctors agree
In brief: Yes you can.
Though uncommon, young women (and men) can develop breast cancer.
It is more common with certain family histories of breast cancer, and there are genetic-related breast cancers. See your md for a breast exam, and ask how to do them yourself. Do once a month a week after your period. If you have a lump now, have it checked out. Many benign lumps exist, but you don't want to miss an early cancer!

In brief: Yes you can.
Though uncommon, young women (and men) can develop breast cancer.
It is more common with certain family histories of breast cancer, and there are genetic-related breast cancers. See your md for a breast exam, and ask how to do them yourself. Do once a month a week after your period. If you have a lump now, have it checked out. Many benign lumps exist, but you don't want to miss an early cancer!
Dr. Richard Tholen
Dr. Richard Tholen
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Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, but it's rare
If you have a strong family history of it, or if you have found a breast lump, you should seek medical advice, because early stages may be curable.

In brief: Yes, but it's rare
If you have a strong family history of it, or if you have found a breast lump, you should seek medical advice, because early stages may be curable.
Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes.
You should speak to your doctor about risk factors including family history and genetic screening as well as have regular breast exams.

In brief: Yes.
You should speak to your doctor about risk factors including family history and genetic screening as well as have regular breast exams.
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Rarely
Most breast cancers occur after age 40, but rarely a young woman can get breast cancer.
See a doctor for an examination.

In brief: Rarely
Most breast cancers occur after age 40, but rarely a young woman can get breast cancer.
See a doctor for an examination.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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