If I'm only 25 do I need to worry about breast cancer?

Maybe. If you have a strong family history of breast cancer, you may be at increased risk. Talk to your doctor regarding genetic counseling, specifically for the brca gene. If, however, you don't have such a history, self breast exams monthly until age 40, then self exams + mammograms yearly, should detect an early very unusual mass for your age. After menopause, risk of breast cancer is age related.
Not too much. You should know your family history and your risks. It would be rare for a 25 year old to develop breast cancer. If you have concerns you should see your physician who can answer your questions and perform an exam.

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Do I have to worry about breast cancer if I'm only 23?

No, unless.... You dont have to worry about breast cancer unless you have a strong family history of cancers- esp with ovarian and breast cancers; or other kind cancers in more than 2-3 family members. If you do have a strong family history of ovarian and breast cancer you need to know whether any of the affected family members carries a brca 1/2 mutation. If yes, discuss with md regarding your risk/prevention. Read more...
No. Dominique: breast cancer incidence increases the older a woman is and is very rare for women in their 20's. Unless you have a strong family history, i would not recommend any screening tests. However, any palpable lump in the breast or new symptom (nipple discharge, persistent pain, skin change, etc) should be evaluated by a physician. Read more...
Educate yourself. Worrying does no good. Breast cancer at 23 is very rare. You should educate yourself about your family history, and discuss it with your doctor. In general, maintaing healthy weight, exercise, not using tobacco and alcohol are good preventive measure. Read more...

Do I have to worry about breast cancer as 70yo male?

No. Unless there is a family history of similar cancer, you need not worry about breast cancer. If you feel a lump in the breast, see your doctor. Read more...
No, but... ...If you have a lump in your breast, you should be seen by a breast doctor. Breast cancer remains very rare in men, however, it is often diagnosed at an advanced stage due to most men not recognizing the significance of a breast lump. Read more...
Male breast ca. Is more frequent in older men than younger men, but is so infrequent, it is not a major worry. If you detect a lump or change in your breast/nipple area, get it checked. You are not likely to get it, but not immune because of age. Read more...

Masturbation with the breast because my wife likes doing this, but I worry about breast cancer?

There is no risk. Of using breast for penile manipulation, with or without ejaculation, that poses any risk of breast cancer. Read more...
Don't worry. There is no proof that manipulation of the breast, wearing or not wearing bras, or use of deodorant has anything to do with developing breast cancer. Read more...
Good news. I hope you BOTH enjoy this, and keep working hard to make one another happy. Nothing you can do while enjoying each other will increase anybody's cancer risk. You know that breast cancer is much more common in lifelong celibates than in sex workers -- it's from the correlates, of course, but the fact should still reassure you. I'm glad you have each other. Best wishes. Read more...

I am experiencing pain under my armpits down to the breasts. I hear if there is pain then I shouldn't worry about breast cancer so what could that be?

Pain. Several questions must be answered before diagnosis can be made [exam also necesssary]: what initiates the pain? What makes it better? Is it throbbing, constant, intermittent, stabbing? How intense on a scale of 1-10? How long does it last each time? How often occurring? Any lumps in armpits? Any back trouble? Is the skin normal? Age of the patient? Any health issues? Any medicines prescribed? Read more...
Ligament strain? Since you have symptoms on both sides, i'm not worried about breast cancer. Have you been exercising your arms/chest? If so, you could have a muscle strain. Women with large breasts can also develop a strain of cooper's ligaments, which causes pain in the armpits to chest/breasts. If this sounds like you, try wearing a more supportive bra. See your doctor if things don't improve. Read more...
Normal breast tissue. Breast tissue extends into the armpit. It is common to experience pain here as fibrocystic change (fcc). Fcc is the most common cause of breast pain. It is less common for breast cancer to cause pain-but not impossible. You should get evaluated by your doctor to be certain. Read more...

My breasts are swelled up & hv been hurting for a few days. My period is due in 3days. History of breast cancer in family. Do I need to worry about this?

Little to worry. This is likely your period coming on or could you be pregnant? Wait and see if you have period and if situation improves. If not better soon, see your doc for check. Be well. . Read more...

Please explain how to tell what breast cancer lumps feel like and which lumps are nothing to worry about?

That is a good. ..But hard question. A lump is a lump, be it benign or malignant. Even a physician may be unable to tell the difference by just palpating. If a lump grows over time, i'd be more concerned that if it doesn't but even that can mislead you. Please, do not self diagnose. Make sure you get your mammograms on time and see your doctor about any and all breast issues that may concern you. Best to you. Read more...

I've been feeling pain under my arm and my nipple, not a severe pain. I'm 37. Family history of breast cancer (grand mother and mother) should I worry?

Absolutely. With 2 immediate family members with history of breast ca you should definitely get it checked out by MRI instead of just a mammogram. Read more...
See your doc. While breast cancer is not a common symptom of breast cancer, you should discuss your concerns with your friendly primary care physician. In addition ask whether genetic testing is appropriate for you. Read more...