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September 30, 2022

Breast cancer in young adults is different

  • 13,000 young adults receive a breast cancer diagnosis each year. 
  • 250,000 people who were diagnosed before age 40 are living in the U.S. today.
  • They're often the youngest person in their oncologist's office and feel isolated among their peers. 
  • They face early menopause, infertility, and negative impacts tot heir sexual health and body image. 
  • Some are parenting young children while undergoing difficult treatments.
  • Their experience is different. Their support needs to be, too. 

Young Survival Coalition (YSC)

  • Supports 14,000 young survivors and their caregiver support networks every year. 
  • Coordinates 176 in-person and virtual networking groups to connect survivors to their peers.
  • Provides live and on-demand education with medical experts about the issues unique to young survivors.
  • Hosts the largest conference just for young adults affected by breast cancer and provides financial assistance to expand equitable access.
  • Is the largest nonprofit dedicated exclusively to young adults diagnosed with breast cancer age 40 and under.
  • Connects the YSC community to mental health experts and resources designed for their unique experience.
  • Ensures no young adult faces breast cancer alone.

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