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6% of breast cancers occur in women under 40. However, it is often misdiagnosed as it occurs mostly in those over 40. A healthy 31 year old women sought a doctors opinion on a lump under her armpit. The doctor told her it was probably developing mastitis and to come back in 6 months if it was still there. Cancer was discovered after a checkup 6 months later and she had the lump removed and underwent chemotherapy.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Hampton Chronicle 2004
About: New mumís breast cancer diagnosed as mastitis
Date: 23 June 2004
Source: Hampton Chronicle 2004
Author: Ray Baltes
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