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Fortunately, breast cancer is not very common in teenagers. However, young, teen girls should consult with their parents and doctor about normal breast growth. Breast cancer occurs when normal cells grow out of control. The abnormal cells can form a tumor; it can be felt as a lump. The majority of the time breast cancer occurs in women, but sometimes men can also get breast cancer.
Medical News Today, a website dedicated to news for healthcare professionals and patients, published an informational article for teens’ awareness. Zawn Villines, who specializes in behavioral health and addiction, reports that 90 percent of breast lumps are not due to cancer. If you feel a lump, it does not necessarily mean it’s breast cancer. Starting when teenagers develop breast (or for males when they go through puberty), teens can begin doing self-exams by themselves to check if there are lumps or changes in the breast for signs of cancer. In the odds of a teenager getting breast cancer, it is a survivable cancer if treated in time.
Breast cancer symptoms include:
Breast cancer is frightening to think about at a young age. However, it is necessary that teens, especially girls, are informed about breast cancer, so they take precaution against it. It is not 100% likely that teenagers will not get breast cancer, but it is extremely rare. During this month, get educated on breast cancer and tell the women in your life to get checked before it is too late.