Learn About Breast Cancer and Young Women
"You have breast cancer."
These four words can change your life forever, forcing you to face many complex medical, psychosocial, emotional, legal and financial challenges.
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.
Learn about the risk of breast cancer at a young age, why young women develop breast cancer and where to find support for young diagnosis.
Learn about body image and how side effects may change it during and after breast cancer treatment.
Learn about the types and timing of breast reconstruction after mastectomy or lumpectomy and get tips on deciding which surgery is best for you.
Learn about the challenges of dating during and after breast cancer treatment and tips for talking about your diagnosis in new relationships.
Learn about why it's important to tell children about your diagnosis and some practical tips for how to say it.
Learn about changes in sex and intimacy during and after breast cancer treatment and how to manage those changes.
Learn about early menopause related to breast cancer treatment, including how symptoms are caused, how to handle them and whether your period will return.
Learn about how breast cancer treatment can affect your future fertility and options you have for family planning.
Learn about the possibility of pregnancy during breast cancer treatment, how treatment may affect the fetus and resources for pregnancy support.