Category - Teen
Because breast cancer is so rare in teens, doctors and teenage girls may adopt a wait and watch approach, and delay treatment. That may account for the lower survival rate for teens with breast. a look at breast cancer in teens, a rare condition meaning statistics are hard to find. Included is detail on checking yourself and when to see a doctor. If youre a teenage girl, you might be worried about your risk of getting breast cancer. Developing breast cancer when youre a teenager is extremely rare. The vast majority of breast cancers are diagnosed in women over the age of 50. Although breast cancer is rarely diagnosed in teens, a small number of patients less than 2 percent, according to the national cancer institute are diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 34. Because the risk of developing breast cancer early in life is so low, teenagers and young adults generally do not need to be overly concerned. Male breast cancer is a rare medical condition, accounting for only about 1 of all breast cancers. Statistics from the american cancer society suggest that yearly, about 2,550 new cases of breast cancer in men are diagnosed and that breast cancer causes approximately 480 deaths in men (in comparison, almost 40,000 women die of breast cancer each year). breast cancer type and stage what you need to know - duration 855. Teens questions about breast cancer q what is breast cancer? A breast cancer occurs when breast cells become abnormal and divide without control or order. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women in the united states. signs of breast cancer and my story of how i found out that i had breast cancer at 16. If you guys have any questions please do not be afraid to comment. Breast cancer occurs mainly in women, but men can get it, too. Many people do not realize that men have breast tissue and that they can develop breast cancer. Cells in nearly any part of the body can become cancer and can spread to other areas. Breast cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. that translates to two older teens in a million being diagnosed with breast cancer in the u.