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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 Adds New Videos to "Let's Talk About It" Video series for Young Women

LBBC’s Young Women’s Initiative recently launched two videos as part of their “Let’s Talk About It” Video series.  

Translating Experience to Action: Maria Linares

Searching for financial help with a mammogram and treatment help while employed but uninsured, a woman draws strength from her community and finds a new life direction. 

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.

    August 2014 Ask the Expert: Drains, Incisions and Wound Healing

    Living Beyond Breast Cancer experts Steve Martinez, MD, MAS, FACS, a cancer surgeon, and Tonia Goffinet, RN, a surgery nurse, answered your questions about what to expect from surgery for breast cancer.

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