I am fourteen yeears old and I have a hard-ish lump on the inside of my breast. I know it is normal for teens to get lumpy breasts at times, but this is different. I also know that it is very rare for someone my age to get breast cancer. So, I am just wondering if this is something I should get checked out or what it could possibly be. Any insight into this would be really helpful! Thanks!
You are correct. It would be highly unusual (never seen it, in fact) for a 14 year old to have a breast cancer, so the most logical lump for you to have would be a cyst. Some can be very firm (fibrocystic mass) and many will seem to change in size around your menstrual period. It would be best to have any lump or mass properly examined, so a visit to your primary care medical provider is indicated. You are to be complimented for being aware of these changes.
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