im worried about having breast cancer, but i worry about everything cancer related cause my mom had it, but is it possible for me to have it? she didnt have breast cancer. i was jus saying she had cancer so i worry about all the kinds.
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Yes but it is VERY unlikely. Just do breast exams and stuff. If you don't know how to do that, talk to your school nurse or a doctor about it, and they will show you how its done. Since it runs in your family, do a self breast exam every day or at least once a week.
Hi Anna :) It's possible, but HIGHLY UNLIKELY. I'm like you, I worry about cancer a lot. I'm 16, and I was afraid I had breast cancer too, and I'm afraid of cancer because several realitives of mine died from it. What makes you think you have it? Do you have symptoms? I think you should talk to your doctor to be 100% safe, but you're probably just paranoid. STAY HEALTHY :D
It is possible for any person male or female to develop breast cancer at any age...however...being so young it is very unlikely.
Just keep yourself checked by doing the monthly self breast exams and keep up with checkups with your doctor, and you should be fine.
As others have already said, it is technically possible for a 15 year old to have breast cancer. I believe the young person to ever have it was a 13 year old girl. However, it is practically unheard of in women under 20. There is absolutely no reason you should even be thinking about breast cancer at such a young age.
Your chances of breast cancer under 20 are comparable to your chances of getting hit by lightening three times in one week in different places, and then winning the lottery during the same week without ever having purchased a ticket. Breast cancer is genuinely a disease of age. A woman is considered "young" to have BC if she is under 50, and extremely young to have BC under 40. You should NOT do breast self exams for about two more decades! Lumps and bumps in your young breasts are a perfectly normal thing, and related to your breasts growing, as well as your menstrual cycle. Any breast lumps at your age are NOT a cause for concern and not a reason to see a doctor, so the only thing doing an exam will do is scare you for no good reason. Put BC out of your mind, and live a healthy young life. Worrying about diseases of age will be there for you when you're actually old enough to worry about them
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