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

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Dr. Michael Flax
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Flax
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Travis Kidner
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