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Can you get breast cancer when your 17? I have weird lumps in both my breasts. One behind my nipple the other further back and to the right they both feel solid Is it just paranoia or do I tell my parents and set up an appt

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Learning About Breast Cancer about 5 years
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  • cindy stephenson Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Tell your parents and get things checked out. Cancer doesn't discriminate so you need to be sure everything is ok.
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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    PLEASE share your fears with your parents. You need to be checked for your own piece of mind. As you are being checked, your doctor can discuss and instruct you how to do Breast Self Checks. Do not continue to try to live with this fear, have your Mom make an appointment for you. It will make you feel a whole lot better. The fear of the unknown is almost worse than a disease. The vast majority of the lumps we find are not cancer. Our imaginations can paint a very terrifying picture and you should not be stuck there. Big hugs, and take care, Sharon
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    • Evelyn Heilbrunn Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      Agree 100% with everyone!! It's good to hear that you're doing your self-checks. You get to know your boobs that way, and you can tell if there's something abnormal -- wasn't there before. I have a 17 year-old daughter and I would tell (and...

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      Agree 100% with everyone!! It's good to hear that you're doing your self-checks. You get to know your boobs that way, and you can tell if there's something abnormal -- wasn't there before. I have a 17 year-old daughter and I would tell (and have told) her the same thing.
      Tell your parents. They'll be glad you did, and they'll take you to get it checked out. The sooner you see a doctor the sooner your imagination won't run away with you.

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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Please follow Sharon's advise. The chances are it is not cancer but
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  • Jk Joyce Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    Please tell them.
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  • julie s Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    Tell your parents; see a doctor! Good for you for bring aware of your body!
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    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    Cancer knows no age. That being said there are many thngs less serious that could be happening. Let your parents know right away and see the doc. Keep us posted.
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  • terri best Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2B Patient
    Definitely tell your parents and set up an appointment. Good for you for being so aware of your body. Best of luck to you!
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  • Claire Daniels Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Please go and get it checked you can never to sure with anything like this, please let us know what happens we are here to help and support.
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  • Coco Smith Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Yes, it is possible to get breast cancer at 17 BUT it is extremely, extremely rare for this to happen. You must however get it checked - thoroughly. A thorough check that excludes cancer as a possibility is not a GP feeling your breasts. A Drs hands can only feel cancer after it reaches a certain size. There are other testing options that have a much higher accuracy rate than a Dr feeling your breasts with their hands. If your Dr only wants to feel your breasts and does not want to refer you for a mammogram, ultrasound, MRI or a combination of these, then make you you ask that Dr what is the % failure/error rate for cancer detection by: - Drs hands only; - mammogram only; - ultrasound only; - breast MRI only; - a combination of the above with or without a needle biopsy. I am recommending you ask these questions so you understand the relative accuracy for cancer detection of the different options most commonly used to defect breast cancer. You should have these breast lumps checked soon as possible. I realise this must be worrying for you but please keep in mind - many girls and young women - even older women - have lumps in our breasts and it is mostly cysts or other benign reasons rather than breast cancer. Good luck and please come back to this site and thread and tell us how it all went. You are so young - we care and want to help.
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Thank you all for responding. Now that i know it is possible for a 17 year old to get breast cancer i will defiantly tell my parents. Thank you so much
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