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Young Women

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.

Learn about LBBC’s Young Women’s Initiative and how you can get involved, and sign up to receive periodic Young Women’s Initiative updates.

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.

Speaking Up and Speaking Out: Meghan Malley

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.

LBBC Awarded Federal Grant to Expand Programs for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer

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).

Learn About Breast Cancer and Young Women

In this section, get basic and in-depth information about breast cancer in young women that will help you make sound choices and live well after a breast cancer diagnosis.

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    UC Denver Young Breast Cancer Survivors Study

    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.

    Study Exploring Uncertainty and Daily Spiritual Experiences After 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.

    December 2014 Ask the Expert: Communicating With Your Healthcare Providers

    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.

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