Living Well After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis: Practical Tips for Young Women
Breast cancer and its treatment can lead to a number of short and long-term physical and emotional concerns. Many young women and their loved ones have questions about what can be done to address these common problems.
During this interactive live event, our panel, including young women, caregivers and providers, will discuss some of the most common concerns - weight gain and body changes, menopausal symptoms, anxiety and depression, fatigue and pain.
Presented by our Young Women's Initiative in partnership with Young & Strong, a Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer at the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, this program is designed to answer your questions about these issues, provide evidence-based recommendations and practical tips, and to help you manage them to live the best life possible after breast cancer.
Featuring: Ann Partridge, MD, MPH Ann Partridge, MD, MPH, is the founder and director of the Young and Strong Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer at the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. She is also the director of the adult survivorship program at Dana-Farber, and a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Partridge is a medical oncologist focusing on the care of young women with breast cancer, and has particular interest in the psychosocial, behavioral and communication issues in breast cancer care and treatment. Read more.
Julie Salinger, MSW, LICSW
Julie is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, providing supportive counseling and psychoeducation to breast cancer patients and their families at all stages of the disease process: diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, recurrence, end of life and bereavement. Her focus is on collaborative work with the medical team, patients and their families to optimize coping during this very stressful time. Read more.
Alexis is a native Bostonian who has worked in finance over the past 10 years. In January 2017, she was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer at the age of 33. She had no prior family history of breast cancer. Alexis has completed 18 rounds of treatment and is hoping to start a clinical trial in August 2017. Her treatment has been going well, and currently her scans show no evidence of disease. Read more.
Kristen and John Collins
Kristen Collins is a former elementary school teacher, now stay at home mother to her three children: 4 year old twins, Cash and Vivienne, and 2 year old Greyson. Kristen’s husband, John, is a real estate broker and developer. Their family lives in Lynnfield, Massachusetts and feels blessed to live so close to Boston, especially the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Read more.
Janine E. Guglielmino, MA
Janine E. Guglielmino, MA is the Senior Director, Programs and Partnerships at Living Beyond Breast Cancer. She oversees the implementation of programs, publications and research initiatives. She also leads needs assessments and evaluative activities that ensure the high quality of existing and future programming. Read more.
Participant Information: You can attend this free event in person or by live web stream.
For those attending in person, registration and refreshments will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the program will begin at 5:45 p.m. Free parking is available in the parking garage under Dana-Farber's Yawkey Center for Cancer Care.
For those tuning into the live web stream; the program will begin at 6:00 p.m. (ET).
This interactive event will feature a panel discussion followed by a Q&A session. Both in-person and web stream audiences will be able to text their questions to the moderator during the Q&A session.
For questions or to register by phone call toll-free (855) 807-6386.
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