im almost going to be 16 on June... could this be cancer???
Reynna, the lump is unlikely to be cancer. Most lumps in teenagers' breasts are either part of normal breast development or a type of non-cancerous lump called a fibroadenoma. Read more about teen breast development at this link. Show the lump to your mother, the school nurse, or another adult who can help you evaluate whether you need to see a doctor. I know that will be embarrassing, but part of growing up is taking responsibility for your health. You are already off to a good start by noticing this lump and doing some research on it.
:)thank you... i was so scared that i started crying, hehe... but I still don´t want to bring my hopes up and think it´s not anything severe. I think i´ll just check with my family doctor to make sure everything is alright...
Breast problems in teens are almost never life-threatening. It is a good idea to check with the doctor to find out what is causing the lump, but please don't worry about cancer at your age.
i was really scared because a few people in my family have had it
Phylllis is right - the chance of you having breast cancer is probably less than 1 in a million. Still, this is a good opportunity to figure out the process for taking care of your health, and especially the way you need to be aware of breast changes, and what to do if you notice a change. Good luck to you - PPJ
thanks:) God Bless You
And you, Reynna - sleep well tonight... PJH