Healthcare Provider Symposium: Understanding the Unique Needs of Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer
Young women living with metastatic breast cancer cope with different challenges than those diagnosed with early-stage disease. This plenary will discuss the unique issues of the young woman with metastatic breast cancer and how you as a healthcare provider can better support and advocate for her needs. Learn about national resources and programs that focus on young women with metastatic breast cancer.
How breast cancer treatment impacts fertility is often a concern for young women diagnosed with breast cancer. In this workshop, learn about fertility preservation options for young women and when these procedures can be performed in the context of treatments. Learn about the role a social worker, nurse or patient navigator can play in helping young women make decisions about fertility. Ms. Smith shared successful models of integrating fertility education and preservation into systems of care, as well as national resources available to providers and patients.
This symposium for healthcare providers was hosted by LBBC’s Young Women’s Initiative and focused on the unique needs of young women affected by breast cancer. You learned hands-on strategies that will help you work more effectively with the young women you care for.
During the program you learned about long-term survivorship issues important to young women, how to better meet the psychosocial needs of those living with metastatic disease and how to address your young patients’ fertility as well as sex and intimacy needs. This program featured prominent speakers from the medical and allied health fields.