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My daughter has a lump on her breast and I was wandering is she too young for breast cancer?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: How old is she?

Breast cancer increases in incidence the older a person is.
For example, teenagers have a "one in a million" chance of getting breast cancer; the probability increases slightly in your 20's. That said, all breast lumps should be evaluated by a doctor.

In brief: How old is she?

Breast cancer increases in incidence the older a person is.
For example, teenagers have a "one in a million" chance of getting breast cancer; the probability increases slightly in your 20's. That said, all breast lumps should be evaluated by a doctor.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Michael Thompson
I agree with Dr. Rosen. A lump should be evaluated - period. Risk may be influenced by family history, prior radiation exposure (eg mantle radiation from Hodgkin lymphoma), etc.
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Likely too young

This depends on several factors including family/genetics.
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

In brief: Likely too young

This depends on several factors including family/genetics.
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
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends

While breast cancer is less frequent in younger women, it can occur. Your daughter should be examined by a physician.

In brief: It depends

While breast cancer is less frequent in younger women, it can occur. Your daughter should be examined by a physician.
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