By Ann H. Partridge, MD, MPH, as told to Alexandra Benisek 

In the WebMD webinar “Diagnosed Under 40: Breast Cancer’s Unique Impacts on Younger Women,” Ann Partridge, MD, MPH, from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, answered viewer questions about breast cancer risk in young people, treatment options, recurrence, and more. 

This is dependent on your genetic makeup, the type of breast cancer you had to begin with, and what form of treatment you got. In general, for most young people, the risk of new breast cancer in the other breast is low.

We generally support both young and older…


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