9 doctors weighed in:

Can a teenager die from breast cancer?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Rare

It would be exceedingly rare.

In brief: Rare

It would be exceedingly rare.
Thank
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Thank
Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Mark Pack
Board Certified, Surgery
29 years in practice
3M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available