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Breast Cancer in Young Women

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Although there is no consensus in the literature, breast cancer in young women usually is named when it occurs before 40 years old.

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BBSG – Brazilian Breast Study Group., Pedrosa, M.C.S. (2019). Breast Cancer in Young Women. In: Novita, G., Frasson, A., Millen, E., Zerwes, F., Cavalcante, F. (eds) Breast Diseases. Springer, Cham.

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