Breast Cancer in Young Women

 

Young women can have breast cancer. It’s not as shocking as it once was when the news comes out that a woman in her twenties is diagnosed with breast cancer. Chances are slim, but it does happen. Young women who develop breast cancer so early have the stress of possibly becoming infertile from the chemotherapy, radiation and anti-estrogen medication to handle when diagnosed with cancer that is hormone sensitive. Having eggs frozen, possibly not being able to ever breastfeed are both painful to come to terms with, and exhausting. 

It’s not as shocking as it once was when the news came out that a woman in her twenties was diagnosed with breast cancer. The chances these days are still slim, but it does happen. Young women who develop breast cancer so early have the stress of possibly becoming infertile from the chemotherapy, radiation and anti-estrogen medication. Having eggs frozen, possibly not being able to ever breastfeed are both painful to come to terms with, and exhausting. 

Lindsey Hope Finkelstein was diagnosed with breast cancer after she noticed her right nipple bleeding. She had an ultrasound and then a biopsy. She was tested negative for five genes linked to breast cancer. Somehow she still developed a tumour behind her right nipple. The doctors still don’t know what caused her cancer, and so she has donated her tumour to research. Read more about her inspiring journey at the link below.

 

 http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/when-young-women-get-breast-cancer

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