The teens also think their mothers and grandmothers have a high risk of breast cancer. Before the assemblies the girls answered questions about breast cancer. The girls believed that many common myths about breast cancer causes were true. Infection, drug use, stress, tanning, caffeine consumption, bumps or bruises to the breast, antiperspirant use, and breastfeeding were named as causes of breast cancer by some of the girls.
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Thanks in part to increased breast cancer awareness over the past couple of decades, more women than ever — including teens and even pre-teens — go through the stress of believing they might have breast cancer. If you're a teenager or younger, you almost certainly don't have breast cancer — despite that lump you feel in your breast. Here's the information you need to put those cancer fears to rest. Putting on your bra one morning, you feel a lump.
While in rare instances a teenage girl may have to have surgery to remove a lump from her breast, it is virtually unheard of for that lump to be breast cancer. The lumps that these girls have are not the type of tumor that becomes breast cancer but are either juvenile fibroadenoma or cystosarcoma phyllodes. Fibroadenoma is the second most common form of benign breast disease; it is most common in women under