Breast Cancer in Teens: What are the odds?
Thanks in part to increased breast cancer awareness over the past couple of decades, more women than ever – including teens and even pre-teens – go through the stress of believing they might have breast cancer. If you're a teenager or younger, you almost certainly don't have breast cancer – despite that lump you feel in your breast. Here's the information you need to put those cancer fears to rest. You’re 12 years old, and your breasts are starting to grow. Putting on your bra one morning, you feel a lump. Lump = breast cancer, right? You panic. You’re scared to tell anyone, but terrified you might be dying. You turn to Google for help. I believe this is the scenario for many of you younger women who end up on this site asking questions about cancer. And by young, I mean under 20 years old: in some cases, even younger than 13.