Lichtenfeld said the finding "emphasizes the importance of breast self-awareness, that no one knows your body better than you do."
Some younger women with symptoms may be dismissed by the doctor who sees them, Vito said. "It is not unusual for a woman who is 25 to 39 with a breast lump to have sought consultation with multiple doctors before getting an appropriate work-up," she said.
To learn about early detection of breast cancer, visit the American Cancer Society.
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