Who should I tell about my diagnosis?

Take some time to determine who needs to know right away -- traditional family members such as your spouse or significant other, children, siblings and parents, as well as good friends and understanding co-workers that you trust. Many women find that their traditional support network shifts when they are diagnosed. Those who have been great supporters in the past sometimes are not the most helpful now, while others who you might not have expected step up to help you face the new challenges in your life. Family alone may not be as much support as you need. You may wish to seek out women who have been through the same experience you are going through and/or find other support networks of young women living with breast cancer.

Newly Diagnosed