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Breast Cancer

Youngest age to aquire breast cancer

04/08/2004

Question:

What is the youngest age that you can get breast cancer?

Answer:

According to the American Cancer Society 77% of women with breast cancer are older than 50 and about 18% are in their 40`s. The youngest age I was able to find was 19. There may be cases of individuals a little younger but these are extremely rare. 

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Janet   Trigg, RN, MSN, EdD Janet Trigg, RN, MSN, EdD
Formerly:
College of Nursing
University of Cincinnati