Find Information About:

Drugs & Supplements

Get information and reviews on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements. Search by name or medical condition.

Pill Identifier

Pill Identifier

Having trouble identifying your pills?

Enter the shape, color, or imprint of your prescription or OTC drug. Our pill identification tool will display pictures that you can compare to your pill.

Get Started
My Medicine

My Medicine

Save your medicine, check interactions, sign up for FDA alerts, create family profiles and more.

Get Started

WebMD Health Experts and Community

Talk to health experts and other people like you in WebMD's Communities. It's a safe forum where you can create or participate in support groups and discussions about health topics that interest you.

  • Second Opinion

    Second Opinion

    Read expert perspectives on popular health topics.

  • Community


    Connect with people like you, and get expert guidance on living a healthy life.

Got a health question? Get answers provided by leading organizations, doctors, and experts.

Get Answers

Sign up to receive WebMD's award-winning content delivered to your inbox.

Sign Up

Breast Cancer Health Center

Breast Cancer in Young Women Directory

Breast cancer may be viewed as something that affects women over 40, but the truth is that breast cancer can and does affect younger women as well. Risk factors for breast cancer include a family history of it or other breast diseases, radiation therapy to the chest, BRCA gene mutations, and high intake of alcohol or red meat, plus other factors. One of the difficulties with diagnosing with breast cancer in younger women is that it can be more difficult in women with denser breasts and the cancer may be more aggressive. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how breast cancer in young women is contracted, how to treat it, and much more.

Medical Reference


Thumbnail: 5 Things Young Women Must Know About Breast Cancer

Just a few months before she learned that she had breast cancer, Christina Applegate got a shocking insight into the struggles faced by other young women who are also at high risk for the disease -- and who don’t have the resources of a Hollywood celebrity.

Read Full Article


Slideshows & Images

News Archive

Today on WebMD

Breast Cancer Overview
From self-exams and biopsies to reconstruction, we’ve got you covered.
Dealing with breast cancer
Get answers to your questions.
woman having mammogram
Experts don’t agree on all fronts, but you can be your own advocate.
woman undergoing breast cancer test
Many women worry. But the truth? Most abnormalities aren’t breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Treatments Improving
Resolved To Quit Smoking
Woman getting mammogram
Screening Tests for Women
ovarian cancer overview slideshow
serious woman
what is your cancer risk
10 Ways to Revitalize Slideshow