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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.

LBBC’s Young Advocate Program Now Accepting Applicants

 Learn how to apply for LBBC’s Young Advocate Program for young women affected by breast cancer.    

Deadline extended through August 29, 2014!

Running Through Treatment: Leisha Atwood

A young Arkansas woman runs to strengthen her body, restore her spirit and expand her confidence after a breast cancer diagnosis.  

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.

    July 2014 Ask the Expert: Coping with Fear of Recurrence

    Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert, Shara Sosa, MSW, LCSW, answers your questions about how to cope with the lingering fear that breast cancer might come back, what to do if the fear becomes too much and where to find support when you need it. 

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