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Care Guideline 1: Unique Needs of Young Women with Breast Cancer

You should receive treatment and care from healthcare professionals who are sensitive to the unique needs and concerns that you may face as a young woman with breast cancer. To get the full story on all the Guidelines go to www.Rethinkbreastcancer.com/Careguidelines

#YWBC: Rose

Name: Rose Anne Crisostomo Age: 39 Occupation: Human Resources Manager Age when diagnosed with breast cancer: 36 Breast cancer type: Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Breast cancer stage: Stage 2 (estrogen...

The Psychosocial: Mental Health + Cancer Care

Tomorrow April 7th is World Health Day: A global health awareness day sponsored by The World Health Organization (WHO). This year’s focus is mental health....

#YWBC: Catherine

Name: Catherine Jordan Age: 36 (just celebrated my birthday) Occupation: Accountant Age when diagnosed with breast cancer: 35 Breast cancer type: Invasive Ductal Carcinoma ER/PR+ HER2- Breast cancer stage:...

How does this happen to me? I’m 31.

The big black mass on the screen was staring me right in the face, as I lay there topless in the ultrasound room.  Minutes...

#YWBC Profile: Valerie

Name: Valérie Age: 31years old Occupation:  Academic Assistant – University of Ottawa Age when diagnosed with breast cancer: 30 years old Breast cancer type: Diagnosed with Ductal Carcinoma...

#YWBC Profile: AnnMarie

Age: 44 Occupation: Community Manager at Wisdo.com Age when diagnosed with breast cancer: 40 Breast cancer type: Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Breast cancer stage: Stage 1 Treatment: lumpectomy, mastectomy,...

Bright + Shiny Stars

I always dread walking through the doors of the BC Cancer Centre. I first entered this building in 2010, when I was diagnosed with...

Cancer Fabulous Diaries: The Call

The Call Date: March 26 I'm Feeling: Winded Doctor: “Hello, is this Sylvia Soo?” Me: “Yes it is.” Doctor: “I have the results from the biopsy. Are you driving?”...

#YWBC Profile: Paige

Name: Paige Occupation: Stay at Home Mom Age when diagnosed with breast cancer: 41 Breast cancer type: Invasive Ductal Carcinoma T2 N1 MO Breast cancer stage: 2B...

#YWBC Profile: Melissa

Name: Melissa Age: 30 Occupation: Early childhood educator Age when diagnosed with breast cancer: 30 Breast cancer type: triple negative Breast cancer stage: stage 2 Treatment: chemo, surgery and radiation Tell...