Too Young to Screen: Breast Cancer in Younger Women > Stories at Yale Medicine - breast cancer in 20s

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Types of Cancers That Develop in Young Adults breast cancer in 20s


Breast cancer is rare in your 20s or 30s, accounting for less than 5 percent of all cases, but it's the most common cancer for women in this age.

Women who are under 40 years old may feel they are not at risk for breast cancer​, but 5% of all cases happen in this group. Diagnosis can be.

One 29 year old woman shares her breast cancer story to encourage self-​examinations.