Healthy Young Outreach

Young women face real risks from breast cancer—every year, nearly 13,000 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. 

1 American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Facts and Figures, 2013–2014.