A particularly rare case. In Chile, a 5-year-old girl was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was his mother who made this terrible discovery. “I was giving her a shower, I discovered a kind of lump in her breast,” she explained to I24NEWS. Panicked, she quickly consulted a specialist: “The doctor I consulted told me immediately said that this was not a common occurrence and that if the ball grew larger it could cause problems. When I took my daughter to the oncologist, all she told me was that she didn’t want to be bald.”
Operated in the wake, the girl underwent a mastectomy. “She does not realize that she has lost a breast” confessed her mother. Two years later, the family is now awaiting the results of the examinations to find out if the tumor has metastasized. If so, the parents will have to see a cancer specialist in Barcelona.” Most women diagnosed with breast cancer are between the ages of 50 and 60. It is much less common below this age, and extremely rare in children,” explained Dr. Francisco Briga, the hematologist and oncologist who takes care of this young patient.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer
You may not know it, but breast cancer is the most common form in the world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 400,000 children and adolescents aged 0 to 19 are affected by cancer each year. 80% of them recover in developed countries. Unfortunately, only 30% survive in developing countries. Note that the earlier the disease is diagnosed, at an early stage, the higher the chances of recovery. Let’s also not forget preventive measures such as palpation, a balanced and varied diet and regular physical activity.