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bigger breast....breast cancer?????

im really worried about my friend. she is saying that her right boob is WAY bigger than her left one. her left one is not developed at all. she's 13 years old and she thinks she has breast cancer. she thinks she;s gonna friend is really shy and she doesnt want to tell her mom or anybody else.also she can feel her heart when she touches that area. is that because there's nothing to prevent it from touching it except thr ribs?her left boob is not developed fully..please answer as soon as you can..
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replied July 19th, 2010
First of all, breast cancer is EXTRAORDINARILY RARE in teenagers (although other types of breast tumors, the vast majority of which are benign, can occur in teens).

Secondly, your friend is at an age where breast development is just beginning, and this process may not occur "evenly" on both sides during the early teen years.

Finally, most of us are not exactly symmetrical on both sides, and many women have one breast that is larger than the other.

Despite her shyness, your friend passing through an important developmental stage in her life, as she transitions towards adulthood. Although she may be uncomfortable in discussing this issue with her parents or her doctor, it is best that she overcome her shyness, and visit her doctor for an examination to make sure that all is well.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

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