Conference for Young Women
This is always a marvelous meeting for young(er) women with breast cancer. I have presented workshops at this conference several years and have been very impressed by the quality of the content, the attention to detail, and, mostly, the wonderful sense of community and support. On the one hand, it is horrifying to see so many young women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. On the other and more important hand, it is terrific that there is a chance to come together. Here is a paragraph about the conference and then a link to read more.
Note that it will take place in Orlando February 25-27 and that there is financial assistance to help you get there.
You have breast cancer.
Life-altering words women never think they will hear — especially at a young age.
When a young woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, she feels isolated and alone. Her psychosocial and medical issues are fundamentally different than those of her older post-menopausal counterparts, as is the impact of her diagnosis on her family, friends, partners and children. With the bulk of medical and psychological resources designed for women over age 50, you and your loved ones may not know where to turn. More aggressive cancers, fertility, relationship issues, treatment-induced early menopause, living decades with this serious diagnosis — these are just a few ways your breast cancer experience can be unique. To address these issues, Living Beyond Breast Cancer and Young Survival Coalition have created this conference for young women affected by breast cancer and those who support them.