Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2020:Older women are at a higher risk of breast cancer. But in some rare cases, breast cancer can affect girls at a young age. Read here to know about juvenile breast cancer.
The month of October is observed as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This month tries to create awareness about prevention, early detection and much more about breast cancer. Breast cancer incidence increases with increasing age. However, it can occur at any age and in young ladies also. About only 5-7% of breast cancer occurs below the age of forty years, but still, it is one of the most common cancers in this population.
Having Breast cancer at a young age is biologically different than those occurring in the elderly and poses some unique challenges. Breast cancer is very rare in the juvenile age group. The majority of breast masses in children and adolescents are benign, fibroadenoma.