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Sunday, September 07, 2008 denise harrison, Community Member, asks

Q: sudden inverted nipple

Hello,  I am 17  years old and I noticed a week and a half ago that my left nipple is inverted.  It was not like this before.  Should I be worried that this is a sign of cancer?  I have scheduled an appt for the doctor but it is in a few days.  I just want some information that could give me some peace of mind.   

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
9/ 7/08 6:13am

Hi Denise - Congratulations for being aware of changes in your breast -that's how we protect ourselves, as we get older. That said - an inverted nipple can indeed be a sign of breast cancer, but at your age - incredibly unlikely. It's possible to have breast cancer at 17, just as it's possible to win the Powerball lottery; just not probable. I'mglad you're having it checked out, though - always a good idea. Relax - and good luck. PJH

keza1001, Community Member
10/15/08 2:40pm

im 25 and my left nipple went inverted all of a sudden wen i was breast feeding my son, i went too the breast clinic and they told me it was ok and sometimes this can just happen in life, its only 1 nipple on the left side sometimes its in and sometimes its out, they say that if it was breast cancer related it would stay in at all times, so im sure that u will be fine kerry


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By denise harrison, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/14/12, First Published: 09/07/08