I'm sixteen years old and have found a lump in my breastcould it be breast cancer?

Most likely not. Eventhough it is possible, your age is too young for typical presentation. Other non-malignant conditions are more likely the cause. See a doctor.
Possible but rare. While this is a possibility, it is highly unlikely. Benign breast masses are very common in young women. In particularly thin women, normal breast tissue can feel like a mass. Pay close attention and do not ignore and discuss with your primary care physician. Call sooner for a changing or growing mass or one associated with discharge,
Unlikely. An overwhelming majority of breast lumps in teenagers are benign tumors, called fibroadenomas. I recommend that you tell your parents what you have found so that they can schedule an appointment with your pediatrician. They will likely order a painless test (an ultrasound) and refer you to a breast specialist to seek out their opinion.

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Can a 16 year old get breast cancer? And how exactly are the breast cancer lumps?

Unlikely. Unlikely but not impossible. The youngest Breast cancer patient I have worked with was 18. That said, when you are examining your breasts you are feeling for a place that is different from the rest. It is normal for a young female to have dense breasts with "lumps". Hormone changes can also make cystic areas in the tissue. If you have an area that concerns you please ask your GYN or PCP. Read more...

I am 18 years old and off late I've noticed a lump in my breast, could it possibly be breast cancer?

Unlikely to be pbm. At your age this is more likely to be benign cysts. A trip to your doc during regular office hours for an exam would be my first step to resolve your question. Read more...

I'm a twenty years old with a family history of breast cancer. I noticed a lump that has grown over the past few months. Should I be concerned?

Unlikely. It is unlikely at the age of 20 that it would be breast cancer. However, if you are concerned and have a family history, you should have an exam performed by your primary care provider. Read more...
Have it checked. At your age, it is unlikely to be breast cancer, rather it is probably a benign lesion. Pending on the age your family members were diagnosed with breast cancer can have a bearing on whether or not you should be concerned. With your family history of breast cancer, it wouldn't hurt to have it checked out. Read more...
Obvious. I think the fact that you asked the question shows that you are concerned, and with some reason. Although it is rare for someone your age to have breast cancer, it can happen--particularly in women with a strong family history, or known carriers of the breast cancer genes brca1 or brca2. Please see your doctor who can better assess your risk. Read more...

Could a 16-year old female have breast cancer?

Yes. It is rare, but a dominant mass in a breast at any age needs to be seen by a physician. Read more...

I found a lump on my 9 year old daughters breast. There is no rubor, swelling, or heat present. Is there anyway this could be breast cancer?

Unlikely. Highly unlikely. There are some rare instances of breast carcinomas and sarcomas occurring in the pediatric population- however this is rare. Most likely - it's a benign (non cancerous process) lump. These benign lumps can occasionally be locally destructive (over taking the normal breast tissue) and need to be surgically removed. See your pediatrician to start. You may need to see a surgeon. Read more...
Very rare. It would be extremely rare for this to be breast cancer. Most likely you are feeling a breast bud. This the breast tissue that will begin to form. You should however discuss your concerns with your pediatrician. Read more...