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Is breast cancer rare in women in their 30s?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
4 doctors agree

In brief: See

Womenshealth.Gov for good info.

In brief: See

Womenshealth.Gov for good info.
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Jason Boardman
Overall the answer is yes however if breast cancer runs in the family and is associated with a BRCA mutation then the risk is higher. This does not mean that women in their 30s can't develop breast cancer but it is more common in older women.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
And it is also wht screening is not offered unless you are in a high risk family or have BRCA 1 or 2.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 2-10% - Not common

From 2005-2009, the median age at diagnosis for cancer of the breast was 61 years of age.
Approximately 1.8% were diagnosed between 20 and 34; 9.9% between 35 and 44.

In brief: 2-10% - Not common

From 2005-2009, the median age at diagnosis for cancer of the breast was 61 years of age.
Approximately 1.8% were diagnosed between 20 and 34; 9.9% between 35 and 44.
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

It is rare, but unfortunately does happen.

In brief: Yes

It is rare, but unfortunately does happen.
Dr. Travis Kidner
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