Metastatic breast cancer can happen to anyone, including young people. Most research considers a person “young” if they’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer at age 45 or younger. Young women may be given the same treatments as older women with similar diagnoses, but their experiences are unique because of the career, family and social features of their age.
Below you’ll find a video of Ann Partridge, MD, MPH, discussing her thoughts on treating young women with breast cancer. We’ve also included a series of videos from Rethink Breast Cancer that feature young women living with metastatic breast cancer talking about their experiences, because when it comes to the experience of life with MBC, patients are the experts.
- Dr. Ann Partridge on Aggressive Breast Cancer in Young Women
- Young Survival Coalition: Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer Information and support for young women with breast cancer
Last Modified on February 10, 2021