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Female -- Breast Development
Cysts in breasts?
Posted on: 10/14/2008
Hi, i am 13 years old and i have these hard large lumps in both of my breasts. I am a little worried it is cysts and not comfortable seeing a doctor for this. Am I too young to have breast cancer? If it is a cyst, does it have to be removed? Please answer. thanks.
It is very unlikely that this is breast cancer, given your age. It is common for young women and teens to have changes in their breasts which vary through their menstrual cycle each month. Often, women will have lumps which get bigger before their period, then smaller afterwards; the lumps are smooth, slightly tender when pressed, and move easily. If your lumps are not varying in size with your periods or do not move easily, then you should see your doctor.