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Breast Cancer

How young can a woman get breast cancer?

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03/13/2013

Cancer in Young Women

As with most cancers, breast cancer does not discriminate. It affects both men and women, young and old. However, the Cleveland Clinic reports that "only five percent of all breast cancer cases occur in women under 40 years old." Breast cancer in adolescents and teens is extremely rare.