Though rare, breast cancer is possible in the adolescent years.
As ladies, it’s important to become familiar with your body so that when abnormal things happen, i.e. like a lump in your breast, you’ll know to see a doctor. Also, it’s a great idea to do breast exams monthly a few days after your period when the breasts are less tender. It might even be worth it to talk with mom or grandma about the family history of cancer that may be present.
A diagnosis of breast cancer can be scary and overwhelming for any woman, but even scarier for a teenage girl. It’s important to get connected with friends, family and even community support groups. Your experience can help educate another young lady or adult about breast cancer awareness and screening.
Here’s a site to visit for more information – Stupid Cancer
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