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Young Women

Welcome to'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.

Upcoming Programs to Support Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer

Interested in how LBBC will continue to support young women in the future? Read about some of our future programs. 

Following New Purpose: Melody R. Collins

A young mother's experiences during diagnosis and treatment lead to her involvement in breast cancer advocacy and a career change.

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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    Survey of Young Adults Diagnosed with Cancer

    If you are a young adult ages 18-40, live in Southeastern Pennsylvania and have been diagnosed with cancer, you are invited to participate in a survey to help researchers understand your experiences and needs as well as evaluate and address gaps in services for young adults diagnosed with cancer. 

    Younger Women Sought to Help Test Materials on Uncertainty

    Researchers seek African-American women to test materials designed for the needs of women under age 50 who have had breast cancer and are living in North Carolina.

    March 2014 Ask the Expert: Yoga and Breast Cancer

    Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Jnani Chapman, RN, BSN, E-RYT 500, answered your questions about the health benefits of practicing yoga during and after breast cancer treatment, how to safely practice, and how to find yoga teachers trained to help you.