10-Year-Old Girl Has Breast Cancer

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  1. JBean

    JBean Retired WS Administrator

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    The station said that the fifth-grader, Hannah Powell-Auslam, had a partial mastectomy to remove a tumor, but it still spread into her lymph nodes

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    Doctors told the station she is the youngest breast cancer patient they know of

    http://www.news4jax.com/health/19491954/detail.html
     
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  3. JBean

    JBean Retired WS Administrator

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    At 10 years old, Hannah Powell-Auslam should be enjoying her last few weeks of fifth grade, playing with her friends without a care in the world.

    Instead, the Fullerton, Calif., girl is battling stage IIA breast cancer, also known as invasive ductal carcinoma, KCAL-TV repo
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,520190,00.html
     
  4. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    Bless her heart, I will pray for her and her family tonight. Thank you JBean, I never knew young girls could develop cancer at this age.
     
  5. southcitymom

    southcitymom New Member

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    I am so glad they caught this. Prayers for this child and her family.
     
  6. wildTrose

    wildTrose New Member

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    My sons best friend (a teenage male) had breast cancer....it seems to effect anyone age or sex
     
  7. lizzybeth

    lizzybeth Active Member

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    I wonder what's happening with us that it's happening earlier and to men? I know I have heard of men having it before, but it's rare.

    God bless this little girl. I pray for a full recovery, health and happiness.
     
  8. montana_16

    montana_16 Active Member

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    That's so right. Men should be more aware of that. Montell Williams said he had it as a younger man.

    I feel so bad for this little girl and her family. I hope she can beat this.
     
  9. AmandaBrown23

    AmandaBrown23 Im just living among all the madness

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    This is really scary. I guess waiting to have a mammogram is out of the question these days. She is in my prayers.
     
  10. Lovejac

    Lovejac These boys are my heartstrings!

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    Wow, I had no idea breast cancer could happen at such a young age! Bless her heart and her family. I will be praying for her.
     
  11. poco

    poco A cat will blink when struck with a hammer.

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    I have worked in the medical field for all of my life and have never heard of a patient this young getting breast cancer - I mean, you wouldn't even have the fatty tissue at this age - wtf!!! Poor little girl!!!

    Off topic but kinda funny (well really funny and embarassing), but when I started to develop breasts and first felt the fatty tissue starting to develop I thought it was all the bubble gum that I had swallowed throughout my life sticking to my chest wall and I NEVER EVER SWALLOWED BUBBLE GUM AFTER THAT..... Now that I think about it, it must have been the bubble gum, too, because they never did get all that much bigger after I stopped swallowing it.
     
  12. Kymistry35

    Kymistry35 It's never to late to be who you could have been

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    God bless this little angel and her family. I will be praying for her recovery.
     
  13. lizzybeth

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    :blowkiss: I used to swallow my gum too (still sometimes do) and it hasn't helped me at all.
     
  14. smittles

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    http://www.ourlittlesweetpea.com/

    This is Hannah's website if you all would like to follow her story. I feel so bad for her and her family, what a nightmare. I was diagnoised last yr at age of 33. You would be surprised at how many woman under 40 are being diagnoised with breast cancer. 80% of what is being diagnoised is NOT hereditary. I belong to a breast cancer forum and I am stunned almost daily by the newly diagnoised who are in their 20's! So sad.
     
  15. twinkiesmom

    twinkiesmom New Member

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    Have you seen 10 year old girls lately? At least some are in full puberty at this age, and others have plenty of fatty tissue there (as is seen with man boobs). There are a ton of chunky kids out there.

    Not saying this is true of this little girl...she had ductal cancer...The ducts would be there even if she were prepubescent...She was just tremendously unlucky to have gotten this at this age.
     
  16. angelmom

    angelmom The love stays...forever in our hearts

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    I shouldn't have clicked this today.

    My DD is almost 9 and I am already on an emotional ledge. I cannot imagine what this family is going through.

    Prayers for her complete recovery. She looks like one tough cookie!
     

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