There are more thanwomen living in the United States today who were diagnosed with breast cancer at age 40 or younger U. The biological and psychosocial needs of young women with breast cancer often differ from older, postmenopausal women. Young Survival Coalition YSCthe premier organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer, is the voice for thousands of young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer every year.
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New York, NY, Feb. As the only national conference for young survivors and their co-survivors spouses, partners, family and friendsthe YSC Summit offers three days of sessions from leading experts in oncology and supportive care. More thanadults living in the U.
Although breast cancer in young women is rare, more thanwomen living in the United States today were diagnosed with it under age In young women, breast cancer tends to be diagnosed in its later stages and be more aggressive. Young women also have a higher mortality rate and higher risk of metastatic recurrence return of breast cancer in areas beyond the breast.
You have breast cancer. Life-altering words women never think they will hear— especially at a young age. The new decade brings a new look and feel to the conference but does not change the importance of the information, education and support that is shared.
Breast cancer is rare in young women. Fewer than 5 percent of all breast cancers diagnosed in the U. A breast cancer diagnosis is very shocking for young women.
This will be my second time attending the conference and the first time back in I was just 6 months out of treatment, and I remember marvelling at the women who were there with 2, 5, 7, 10 and more years of survivorship behind them. It was an empowering and uplifting experience for me. Like Like.
More thanwomen living in the U. Approximately 12, young women will be diagnosed this year alone. Attendees of the YSC Regional Symposium will learn from empowering and inspiring speakers while connecting with a community of young survivors and co-survivors in the area.