|Breast Cancer In Young Women|
|Breast Cancer In Young Women|
|Understanding Breast Cancer||Survivorship Phases|
|Understanding Metastatic Breast Cancer||Survivor Stories|
|Young Women at High Risk||Statistics and Disparities|
|Getting Back That Evening Dress Look||Living Your Best: Quality of Life|
|Handling the Details||Research|
|For Caregivers||Healthcare Professionals|
|Partners And Sponsors|
If popular opinion were true—that young women don’t get breast cancer—YSC wouldn’t be here. We all know the truth, though— young women can and do get breast cancer. And the facts back us up. Here are some startling stats to wake us all up—and get us ready to defeat this disease together.
Read the numbers listed above once and they look like statistics. Read them again, and they might look like allies. When all young women affected by breast cancer work together, we can raise awareness, improve our representation in research and make each other stronger. YSC remains dedicated to those goals, working to turn our unique challenges into opportunities for shared success.
1 National Cancer Institute. A Snapshot of Adolescent and Young Adult Cancers. Available at: http://www.cancer.gov/researchandfunding/snapshots/adolescent-young-adult.
2 Archie Bleyer et al., "The distinctive biology of cancer in adolescents and young adults," Nature Reviews Cancer 8, no. 4 (2008): 288-298. Available at: http://www.mendeley.com/catalog/distinctive-biology-cancer-adolescents-young-adults-1.
3 National Cancer Institute. 2006 Fact Book. Available at: http://obf.cancer.gov/financial/attachments/06Factbk.pdf.
4 American Cancer Society. Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2011- 2012. Available at: http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@epidemiologysurveilance/documents/document/acspc-030975.pdf
5 National Cancer Institute. Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results. SEER Stat Fact Sheets 2013: Breast. Available at: http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/breast.html.
6 Carey K. Anders et al., "Breast Carcinomas Arising at a Young Age: Unique Biology or a Surrogate for Aggressive Intrinsic Subtypes?," Journal of Clinical Oncology 29, no. 1 (2011): e18-e20. Available at: http://jco.ascopubs.org/content/29/1/e18.full.
Carey K. Anders et al., "Young Age at Diagnosis Correlates With Worse Prognosis and Defines a Subset of Breast Cancers With Shared Patterns of Gene Expression," Journal of Clinical Oncology 26, no. 10 (2008): 3324-3330. Available at: http://jco.ascopubs.org/content/26/20/3324.abstract?ijkey=fd25ddc2873951492d9332de5cdf4763f714e105&keytype2=tf_ipsecsha.
7 Ann H. Partridge et al., “Breast Cancer in Younger Women,” Diseases of the Breast (4th ed.,), In J. Harris (Ed.) (2010): 1073-1083.
8 Carey K. Anders et al., “Breast Cancer Before Age 40 Years,” Seminars in Oncology 36, no. 3 (2009): 237-249. Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2894028/.
9 Lisa A. Carey. et al., “Race, Breast Cancer Subtypes, and Survival in the Carolina Breast Cancer Study,” Journal of the American Medical Association 295, no. 21 (2006): 2492-2502. Available: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16757721.