My doctor said it was nothing. Yes, my breast was swollen, but there was no lump and nothing showed on the mammogram. She thought maybe it was fluid. So we did an ultrasound, and nothing showed on that either. I left the doctor’s office with one breast that didn’t match the other and with the feeling that something was really wrong. A month later, I found out I was right.
"When I noticed the dimple on my breast, I had no idea it could be cancer. But I was wrong. Today I am a five-year survivor. That’s the happy ending. But the journey between there and here was a challenge that changed my life. I am a survivor and this is my story."
Breast Cancer in Women Younger than 40 Breast cancer is rare in younger women. Even so, young women may worry about their risk of breast cancer now and in the future. Our latest Komen Perspectives article covers breast cancer basics for younger women, including risk, risk factors and screening recommendations. Find out more.
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