- The importance of family planning and fertility preservation, and the safety of pausing treatment for pregnancy
- Difficulties of endocrine therapy and its side effects in younger women
- How local therapy (for example, surgery, radiation, reconstruction) considerations may differ in younger women
- Tips for understanding, accepting, and managing the unique impacts of breast cancer on career, family, and mental/emotional health in younger women
Breast cancer usually occurs in middle-aged and older women. Still, thousands of women under age 40 are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, and there are important differences in how the disease affects younger adults.
In this interactive webinar, Ann H. Partridge, MD, MPH, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, will discuss the unique impacts of breast cancer on younger adults. She'll share important information about how breast cancer is different when you're diagnosed under age 40, why your age may affect your treatment decisions, and tips for managing the effects this disease can have on your career, family, and emotional health when you're diagnosed at a younger age.
Ann H. Partridge, MD, MPH, is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a medical oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Her research focuses on psychosocial and medical outcomes of people with cancer, with a particular focus on young women with breast cancer and cancer survivorship issues.