What are the odds of a 97 year old having breast cancer?

Not high. The median age of breast cancer in female in us is about 67 years. That means the further you are away from the median the lesser is the chance. But it's still a possibility. I would not recommend routine mammogram in this age group. Just use common sense and if one finds a lump that's new, then medical attention should be sought.

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What are the odds of a nineteen year old having breast cancer?

< 1 in a million. The incidence of breast cancer in teenage women was recently reported as 0.08 cases per 100, 000 people, so the odds are very, very low. Regardless, any new breast lump should be followed by a physician evaluation. Read more...
VERY Low, but. It is possible, thus, a lump that persists, visualized by ultrasound, perhaps a mri, would have to biopsied to truly be determined that it was benign and not cancerous. You can't determine cancer definitively by any other test than expert pathologic diagnostic tests-- biopsy the suspect area. I know that both patients and physicians don't want to do "needless" biopsies that are benign. But........ Read more...

What are the odds of a 17 year old getting breast cancer?

< 1 in a million. The incidence of breast cancer in teenage women was recently reported as 0.08 cases per 100, 000 people, so the odds are very, very low. Regardless, any new breast lump should be followed by a physician evaluation. Read more...
Very rare. It is very rare and very unlikely for teenagers to get breast cancer. Need to see a doctor for an examination. Read more...

What are statistical odds of cancer coming back? 42 yrs old. Trip neg breast cancer, stage 3 C, axil & supra clav dist Mets. Dx last year, now NED?

Very possible. Triple neg makes the lesion more aggressive and obviously not too responsive to hormonal therapy. Nodal disease extending to supraclavicular area is extent to which axilla can spread. No mets to occur from this site. Usually surgery, RT utilized. If NED, recurrence can only come from cells that might have spread from primary and now reside in marrow. If recurrence then chemo will be needed. Read more...

Will the depo shot make my HPV worse and possibly cause cancer? Also concerned about breast cancer? What are the odds, 20 year old female, healthy

Women's Health. 19 yo woman examining risks and benefits of birth control. These are very valid concerns. Studies show there may be a higher risk of breast cancer in women who take oral contraception and the same risks may exist with depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) see link. For HPV, get the vaccine and get your Pap smear at age 21 +follow USPST recs. http://ww5.komen.org/BreastCancer/CurrentorRecentUseofBirthControlPills.html. Read more...

Can a 24 year old get breast cancer?

Yes. Very rare but possible. Many "breast lumps/tumors" in young people are benign but don't ignore an obvious palpable nodule. Get checked to be safe. Read more...
Yes. It is rare, but does occur mostly in women with a genetic predisposition to cancer. Brca mutations are typically associated with breast cancer at a young age. These do occur sporadically, though typically less then 10% of the time. Brca stands for breast cancer. We do test for this in families with a strong history of breast cancer, and we usually like to test the index case. Ask your doctor. Read more...

Is it possible for a 23 year old to get breast cancer?

Uncommon. But yes, young women can rarely get breast cancer. Most breast lumps in young womwn are benign, but needs an examination with your doctor to be sure. Read more...
Rare but yes! Breast cancer typically occurs in 40s to 50s years of age. But it has on rare occasions developed in early twenties. So yet it is possible! Read more...
Can happen but rare. Yes, especially in women with a strong family history or if they are brca gene positive. In most younger women though, the opposite is true that a lump is likely to be benign. See your doctor to ensure that all is well. Read more...

Can a 15-year-old boy get breast cancer?

No. Breast cancer is very rare in men, occuring in less than 1:100, 000. This tends to occur at an older age in men as compared to women. I am unaware of breast cancer ever reported in a teenage male. Read more...
Highly Unlikely. While the answer is yes, the odds are extremely low and the literature demonstrates very few cases. Regardless, any new lump you feel must be worked up by your pediatrician. Read more...
Puberty related. Far more common cause of breast lump in a 15 to make is glands enlarged as a result of puberty. They can be sore or just enlarged but they are related likely to development of male related changes during puberty. Not sure how many cases ever have been reported of make breast cancer in someone that age but it would be very very rare. Read more...
Gynecomastia. Junior needs to be evaluated by a physician. Most often this is gynecomastia, and junior deserves the option of having the lump removed -- being a 15 year old boy is difficult enough without growing beast buds, which is no fault of his. And all breast masses need to be seen also because of the (here, remote) possibility of cancer. Read more...