so in health class we went over breast cancer and crap like that and it seems like something is going on with me n=but im def not going to the doctors.please help
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well it looks like a breast with cancer in it.
Breast cancer is extremely rare in children. Puberty causes many changes that can be mistaken for breast cancer.
Your pic looks young so I searched for teens ----> Preform Breast Exam : http://kidshealth.org/teen/sexual_health/girls/bse.html --->Prevention: http://www.breastcancer.org/about_us/press_room/prevention.jsp --->Signs Of Breast Cancer: http://www.breastcancer.org/questions/bc_signs.jsp After you've looked at this site and you still believe you might have breast cancer I strongly suggest you speak with ma n' pa :P Hope I helped, Get well, Best wishes </3
If you're young enough to have health class, you're too young for breast cancer. Breast cancer is -extremely- uncommon in women under 40, and rare to the point of being global news if it occurs in girls under 20. You do not need to be performing breast self exams. The other site recommended, kidshealth, said to "get in the habit as a teen to know your normal breast tissue", and that is an outright stupid recommendation, because there is no normal breast tissue at your age. Your breasts ARE expected to be changing all the time, and ARE expected to be lumpy, bumpy, sore, and funny, for many many years to come. You should not worry about breast self-exams until you are in your 30s. If you HAVE noticed a lump, AND it is painful even when not touched and does not seem to be going away, see your doctor as this is probably an infection, and they can treat it. Otherwise, just don't stress it: girls your age pretty much never get breast cancer. And might I add that it is stinking irresponsible for your health class to be teaching you about breast cancer. You have no reason to know anything about it at your age.
As Z says, if a school aged girl had breast cancer, her case would make international news. Not only that but it would be written up in medical journals the world over as it would be of huge interest to the medical profession; very, very few of the world's doctors have seen anyone under 20 with breast cancer. This is yet another case of schools giving unnecessary and irresponsible 'lessons' about breast cancer, delivered by ill-informed people. There is no need whatsoever for teenagers to receive health classes on breast cancer; it is a disease of ageing, which mainly affects women over 50, rarely affects women under 40, and almost never affects women under 30. A girl aged 16 - 20 has less than a one in one million chance of developing breast cancer, which is less than half her chances of being struck by lightning. For a girl aged under 16 the risk is statistically ZERO. Breast cancer doesn't look like anything; there is nothing to see. And you don't have it. Please talk to your mother about this; she should be able to reassure you, and with luck she will complain to the school about them frightening young girls with inaccurate information about a disease they need not be concerned about for another 30 years. And yes, any person, website or publication that advises you to examine your breasts is irresponsible and just plain wrong. The advice from all reputable cancer organisations, including the American Cancer Society, is that women should begin breast self examination at no younger than 20, if then; some cancer professionals say 30. Before that it's pointless; firstly because there are so many hormonal changes that there is no 'normal' - and self examination is about a woman knowing what's normal for her and reporting any changes. And secondly because the chance of breast cancer is almost nil. Examining your breasts at your age will tell you precisely nothing and worry you unnecessarily. Any changes in your breasts at your age are normal hormonal development. Talk to your mum. I normally advise girls your age with this worry to talk to their school nurse, but if yours was in any way involved in delivering a 'lesson' about breast cancer to young girls, then she is too irresponsible to be of help to you.
Breast cancer is a disease of MATURE breast tissue with 80% of those diagnosed being over 50. The risk in late teens (16 - 20) is about 1 in 1 million, half the risk of being struck by lightning! The risk for early teens (under 16) is ZERO. Historically, worldwide, there have been a handful of cases where someone your age has breast cancer and they have been WORLD WIDE NEWS as it is so incredibly rare. At your age, breasts are lumpy, bumpy, uneven, changeable, tender, inverted nipples, hormonal etc and this is all NORMAL at your age. It only becomes a sign that something MIGHT be wrong when you are older and they stop being all these things. There are some RARE childhood cancers that can occur in the chest region and while they are more likely than breast cancer they are still VERY rare. Breast cancer is rarely tender or painful in the early stages but this is typical, normal, breast development, particularly in the week before your period is due.
It is a solid mass or Lump inside your breast. Usually originating in the ducts. Why does it seem like something is going on with you? Any lump or painful cyst should be examined by the doctor. Please get over your fear of doctors, and take care of your health
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