Breast Cancer: It’s not just an old ladies’ disease!

When young women get breast cancer it may be more aggressive, which can lead to tougher treatments. Add such age-specific issues as fertility, diagnosis during pregnancy, childcare, career hiatuses, and financial security and it becomes clear that as a young woman with breast cancer, you have a lot on your plate.

We understand what you’re going through and are here to connect you with other women going through the same experience and offer age-appropriate support and resources.

Understanding life with Breast Cancer

Diagnosis

We believe that knowledge is power and the only way you can properly advocate for yourself is to be informed. Here’s what you need to know.

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Getting Through Treatment

Going through cancer treatment is tough. Learn more about ways to cope with treatment and side effects. Just knowing what to expect can help with coping.

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Life After Treatment

You’re all finished… so now what? Moving on from cancer is easier said than done. Learn some tips for dealing with this challenging phase of the journey.

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Resources

News

Check out our latest posts for breaking breast cancer news, helpful information, and stories about the Rethink community.

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Rethink Young Women’s Network

The RYWN connects young women dealing with breast cancer and provides support in a unique digital environment.

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LiveLaughLearn Video Series

An ongoing video series featuring tips and insights from young women with breast cancer and experts to help you through your journey.

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Cancer Fabulous Diaries

Part inspiration memoir, part practical handbook, this online ‘zine is a one-stop shop for advice and coping techniques, straight from experts and young women who’ve been there.

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Breast Fest & Films

Rethink-produced films showcase compelling stories and offer inspiration for young women dealing with cancer. Our film festival, Breast Fest, uses the versatile media of film and the arts to inspire dialogue, facilitate learning and foster community by exploring the issues surrounding breast cancer.

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Young Families Dealing with Breast Cancer

It isn’t easy to be a young parent dealing with breast cancer. We’re here to help with resources and tools to help you explain this difficult time to your children.

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Metastatic Breast Cancer

Women with metastatic breast cancer have unique needs. Check out our resources specifically geared to young women living with advanced breast cancer.

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Someone I Love Has Breast Cancer

Being a friend or loved one to someone with breast cancer isn’t always easy. Not sure what to say or do? We’ve got some tips for you.

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Care Guidelines

As a young woman diagnosed with breast cancer your experience and needs are unique. Find out the top ten age-specific issues you should discuss with your doctor.

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