What are risk factors for malignancies in pediatric breast disorders?

Updated: Apr 01, 2019
  • Author: Harsh Grewal, MD, FACS, FAAP; Chief Editor: Robert K Minkes, MD, PhD  more...
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Malignant breast disease is uncommon in children and in adolescents. Risk factors for breast malignancies include the following:

  • History of familial breast cancer
  • Previous benign disease associated with malignancy (ie, fibrocystic changes with atypia)
  • Other malignancies
  • Irradiation to the neck and chest areas

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