Workshops for Your Health: The Factor Series
Young women affected by breast cancer face unique issues that can often go unaddressed. Our Factor Series workshops give you the chance to learn about these crucial topics face-to-face with the experts. Attend a workshop and feel empowered, informed and ready to manage your health with confidence.
The Fertility Factor: Breast cancer treatments, especially chemotherapy, can damage a woman’s fertility—an issue of potentially great importance to young women. In this workshop, our medical experts help you explore preserving your fertility and the many options for planning your family. Learn what you need to know about fertility both before and after treatment so that you can make the best decisions now and for the long term. Read more about fertility here.
The Genetic Factor: For some young women, breast cancer comes with a genetic or hereditary link. Learn about the BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations and the importance of genetic counseling in this workshop on breast cancer and genetics. Explore the medical, psychological and ethical issues that can make genetic testing a difficult decision and gain the expertise you need to have an open dialogue with your healthcare team. Learn more about genetics and hereditary breast cancer here.
The Knowledge Factor: By now we know the truth—young women can and do get breast cancer. Understand your risks and learn to take charge of your own health with this workshop on breast cancer and young women. Understand the facts and statistics about breast cancer in your age group, learn to identify the signs and symptoms and become vigilant about any changes in your breasts. Most importantly, become empowered to be your own best health advocate. Learn more about breast cancer and young women here.
The Reconstruction Factor: Advancing technology offers more and more tools to help young women regain a confident body image. This workshop on breast-reconstruction procedures provides expert explanations of the latest surgical techniques. You will also hear first-hand accounts from a panel of young women who faced similar decisions as you and opted for a range of reconstruction options. This workshop will help you make informed decisions whether you are exploring your initial options or looking into secondary procedures. Learn more about reconstruction here.