Younger Women and Breast Cancer
Although the majority of women diagnosed with breast cancer are over the age of sixty, a significant number of women in their 40's, 30's and even 20's, are diagnosed each year. Young adults with breast cancer face unique challenges physically, socially and emotionally based on their life stage.
In 1998, a group of young women all diagnosed before the age of 40 met in NYC and ultimately formed the Young Survival Coalition. To Life! partners with the Young Survival Coalition (YSC) to support younger women dealing with breast cancer. Whether you have just been diagnosed, are still in treatment or are several years out, there are many ways to connect with the YSC community.
YSC Face2Face Meetup Support Group
For more information email: AlbanyF2FCoordinator@gmail.com or call To Life! at 518-439-5975.
Funding for the support group program was made possible in part by Susan G. Komen Foundation, the NYS Department of Health, the Michaelson Family Foundation and other private contributors. The views expressed by facilitators do not necessarily reflect the views of our contributors or the official policies of the State of NY.
To view all support services provided by To Life! please click here.
Here are some additional resources young adults affected by breast cancer may find helpful:
Breast Cancer In Young Women
Are Women Younger than 40 At Risk for Breast Cancer?
Fertility Preservation Safe for Young Women with Breast Cancer
Pregnancy is Safe After A Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Study Shows
Having a Young Family
Talking with Children About Breast Cancer
Talking to Older Children and Teens
Talking To Your Kids About Breast Cancer - A Parents Guide
What it's like to have breast cancer and as a young mother
What Life is Like When You Have Breast Cancer -- And Kids
Intimacy, Self Image and Your Personal Relationships
Intimate Relationships and Breast Cancer
You and Your Career
Legal & Financial Considerations - Know Your Rights
Managing Your Health Insurance