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.

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

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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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, Read more...

Is it possible for a 16 year old get breast cancer?

Sure but... Incredibly unlikely. If you have any concerns, please get your 16 year old checked by her doc. Good luck. 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 am a 26 year old male and I have a lump in my breast. Can it be breast cancer or gynecomastia?

Breast lump. Gynecomastia is common in infancy, adolescence, and in middle-aged to older adult males. Pseudogynecomastia is also common and related to the heavy weight. Gynecomastia must be differentiated from breast carcinoma, which is far less common. There are a lot of cause of gynecomastia including drug, puberty, endocrine problems, liver/kidney problems etc. See your doctor and have your self checked. Read more...
Gynecomastia. Probably gynecomastia. But a biopsy with review by a pathologist would help solidify the diagnosis. Read more...
Find out. A lump in the male breast is usually breast tissue and is then called gynecomastia. The vast majority of these lumps are benign or non-cancerous. Rarely a lump could be a cancer so have it examined by your physician. Read more...
Breast Lump Dx. Best way to tell is by a mammogram and biopsy (needle vs open ) see a plastic surgeon or general surgeon for consultation. Read more...