There are many reasons why being a bright young thing is awesome… maybe you have a bountiful sex life or an amazing career. Maybe you’re in the middle of having a family or planning to start one. Maybe you’re looking forward to buying a home of your own or meeting the partner of your dreams. It’s a bit of a downer when along comes big bad Cancer to ruin you parade (or actually your lovely life as you know it).
Having breast cancer in your 20s, 30s and 40s sets you apart from the madding crowd as you’ll find hospital systems, health information and support resources well and truly biased towards post-menopausal women with breast cancer.
Survivorship concerns and life after treatment issues particular to us young things include:
Support Groups and Counselling
Fear of recurrence
Relationships with loved ones
Dating and intimacy
Diet & Exercise
Finances & Career