Welcome to lbbc.org's website community for young women affected by breast cancer. We know that your psychosocial and medical concerns are different than those of women over age 45, and we are dedicated to providing you with age-appropriate information and resources specific to your needs.
Read about the latest breast cancer news, updates on clinical trials and more. Use the navigation bar on the left to quickly and easily access topics of interest to you.
We hope the information and support offered in this section brings you comfort and empowers you to make informed choices about your treatment and well-being.
After she was told she had dense breasts and that her breast pain was nothing serious, a young woman from Michigan pushes to have her concerns investigated. When she receives a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis, she decides to take action to help others like herself.
In recognition of our innovative work tailored to the needs of young women diagnosed with breast cancer, Living Beyond Breast Cancer has been awarded a $1.75 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- PET/CT Scans May Clarify Staging for Certain Young Women
- Better Access to Surgery Information May Improve Reconstruction Decision Making
- Double Mastectomy Shows Same Benefit As Lumpectomy for Average Risk
- ASCO Updates Guideline on Length of Tamoxifen Treatment
- ASCO Breast Study Focuses on Preserving Fertility in Young Women
Kellie Martens of The University of Colorado, Denver is recruiting participants for an online study exploring the factors that influence post-treatment quality of life in young women affected by breast cancer.
A study designed to learn more about uncertainty, perceived threat, stress, positive appraisal and daily spiritual experiences in women with breast cancer or a history of breast cancer is actively recruiting.
Discussing treatment options, side effects and other lifestyle concerns can seem daunting. This December, Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Jennifer J. Griggs, MD, MPH, FACP, answers your questions about how to bring up difficult topics with your care team, what you should ask at appointments and how to get the most out of your time with your doctor.