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What are the chances of an adolescent having breast cancer?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
9 doctors agree

In brief: <1 in a million

In a recent review of the largest us database of breast cancer, the incidence of breast cancer in teenagers was 0.
08 cases per 100, 000 people. So, while not unheard of, it's safe to say that one shouldn't spend any energy worrying about it. While the lifetime risk of breast cancer in us women is 1:8, the incidence increases with age.

In brief: <1 in a million

In a recent review of the largest us database of breast cancer, the incidence of breast cancer in teenagers was 0.
08 cases per 100, 000 people. So, while not unheard of, it's safe to say that one shouldn't spend any energy worrying about it. While the lifetime risk of breast cancer in us women is 1:8, the incidence increases with age.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Thomas Seck
I agree that the risk is incredibly low, but adolescence is still a great time to start doing monthly self-breast exams.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Rare

It would be exceedingly rare.

In brief: Rare

It would be exceedingly rare.
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Very rare

Most of breast mass in adolescent girls is a benign condition, i.
e., fibroadenoma. Even most women with genetic predisposition(brca1, 2 gene) to develop breast cancer develop one in the third decade or later of their life.

In brief: Very rare

Most of breast mass in adolescent girls is a benign condition, i.
e., fibroadenoma. Even most women with genetic predisposition(brca1, 2 gene) to develop breast cancer develop one in the third decade or later of their life.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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