Healthy Young Outreach
Young women face real risks from breast cancer—every year, approximately 11,000 women under 40 are diagnosed.1 However, young women also have the ability to respond to those risks by becoming their own health advocates. YSC aims to keep young women informed about breast cancer, vigilant about their health and able to share that vital information with other young women.
Your Own Personal Health Advocate: You
To stay proactive about their health, young women need to understand the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, become familiar with their breasts and learn to notice changes. Inform yourself and learn how you can share that knowledge with others using the resources below:
- Read up on the facts about breast cancer in young women on our Understanding Breast Cancer page.
- Download or order our educational brochure, The Facts. Order a stack to help keep your friends and loved ones informed. You can also help young women in your community by distributing copies at your local hospital through our Adopt a Hospital program.
- Order one of our mirror clings to give yourself a health reminder every morning: stay aware of the look and feel of your breasts and report changes immediately.-->
- Check to see if your local YSC affiliate is offering a Knowledge Factor workshop in your area. Invite your friends, classmates or colleagues to attend—and learn how to protect your health directly from the experts.
1 American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Facts and Figures, 2007–2008.