Breast cancer is more common when you’re older. But it happens to young women, too. When it does, it’s more complicated and affects them differently.

In the WebMD webinar “Diagnosed Under 40: Breast Cancer’s Unique Impacts on Younger Women; It’s (More) Complicated,” Ann H. Partridge, MD, MPH, discussed those treatment and lifestyle challenges.

“When young women are diagnosed with breast cancer, on average, they’re more likely to hear from breast cancer again,” said Partridge, oncologist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and professor at Harvard Medical School. 

“Unfortunately, not the majority, but on average, they’re more likely than their older counterparts…


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