10-year-old Hannah Powell-Auslam diagnosed with breast cancer

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A fifth-grade student from California has become the youngest person in the United States to be diagnosed with breast cancer.

Hannah Powell-Auslam was shocked when she heard the news last month, considering she is only 10. She underwent surgery to remove her left breast on May 7th after being diagnosed with secretory carcinoma, a slow-growing cancer.

But last month the girl was told the cancer had spread to a lymph node and she will need further treatment.

“It should be the furthest thing from your mind,” Hannah’s mother Carrie Auslam told reporters from KCAL-TV in Los Angeles. “Ten-year-olds don’t get breast cancer.”

Her parents say on a family blog that she is back home and now has become a young symbol of the fight against cancer.

Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.

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