With the way the world operates today, nothing should cause any type of shock. From the news on television and what you hear on the radio to the triggering and uncomfortable things posted all over the internet; the world and its people have seen it all. It’s kind of to the point where everyone is desensitized and nothing scares them anymore. So that means nothing should come as a shock to you right? Especially with everything people are exposed to and with what has happened in the past, correct? Unfortunately, that might not be the truth. There is actually something that can come as a huge shock to you, especially if you’re a parent. Now brace yourself mom, dad or guardian but did you know that your child might need a mammogram? Appalling? Yes of course, but seriously you may need to get your child a mammogram.
Can Children Develop Breast Cancer?
When it comes to the body truthfully, certain illnesses and diseases can happen to anyone especially when there are underlying issues or other factors that can trigger them.
In the case of “can children develop breast cancer” the answer is yes. Though it might be very rare and uncommon, it can happen. Some children can develop a tumor in their breast tissue which is called fibroadenoma.
Thankfully fibroadenomas are benign, meaning they aren’t cancerous. If this type of tumor is found in a child, it will not need any type of treatment, but it will need to be monitored because it can develop into cancer.
On the other hand, some children develop malignant tumors. Malignant tumors are diseased, cancerous tumors.
When a child develops breast cancer, in many cases it can be because the child has another type of cancer already such as leukemia, lymphoma and/or soft tissue sarcoma.
If either of these cancers spread to the child’s breast tissue, there is a chance that it will develop into breast cancer.
What About Triple Negative Breast Cancer?
Now that we know it’s possible for a child to develop breast cancer, let’s discuss whether or not a child could develop triple-negative breast cancer. Though triple-negative is not a common type of cancer that is seen among people, it can