‘Breast Cancer Island’: Young Women Struggle With Isolation Of An Early Diagnosis
Although the rate of young women diagnosed with breast cancer has been steadily increasing, many find it hard to cope with the feeling of isolation it brings.
When Breast Cancer Hits Young: Growing Numbers Of Women In Their 20s, 30s Confront The Disease
Each year, an estimated 12,000-plus women under 40 are diagnosed with breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Too young for mammograms, they’re often diagnosed at a later stage, affecting long-term survival outcomes and requiring more aggressive treatments. While new breast cancer diagnoses have stayed relatively flat among all U.S. women in the past decade, that’s not true for women ages 25 to 39. (Buck, 10/17)