Breast malignant, males, children
Childhood tumors
Breast cancer in children

Author: Monika Roychowdhury, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 2 October 2018, last major update August 2012

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PubMed Search: childhood breast cancer
Cite this page: Roychowdhury, M. Breast cancer in children. website. Accessed October 24th, 2018.
Clinical features
  • Rare; incidence of malignant pediatric breast tumors is 0.08 cases per 100K population
  • Most common malignant breast lesions in children are metastases (Radiographics 2009;29:907)
  • Of primary breast malignancies, carcinomas represent 55% (usually ductal) and sarcomas represent 45% (85% of these are malignant phyllodes tumors, J Surg Res 2008;147:182)
  • 7% of childhood carcinoma patients present with metastatic disease compared to 0% of sarcoma patients
  • 5 / 10 year survival is 63% / 54% for carcinoma, 90% / 90% for sarcomas
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Maligant phyllodes tumor