Most women in their 20s and 30s don’t think a lot about breast cancer—at least not as it relates to their own bodies. But unfortunately, being young and healthy doesn’t grant you immunity from the disease, and it’s something that all women—no matter what age—should be aware of.
This October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re bringing you a series of articles to help you learn more about the breast cancer and how it affects young women. Look for health tips, inspiring interviews, and what you can do to help others and educate yourself.
Despite popular perception, breast cancer doesn’t just strike once you’re over the hill. Here’s what women in their 20s and 30s should know about the disease now.
Unfortunately, some of us will face disease at a more tender age than is fair. How can you help a friend who has recently been diagnosed with cancer? Our advice columnist helps us understand the struggle and provides some guiding words.
At age 23, Lindsay Avner became the youngest woman in the U.S. to undergo a preventative mastectomy. She then founded Bright Pink, which promotes breast cancer education, early detection, and prevention in young women. Read on for our inspiring conversation.
You can’t miss the canvas of bright pink products that have sprung up this month. But many of those ribbon-adorned buys only donate a very small portion of the proceeds to breast cancer charities—if anything at all. Here’s how to shop smart this month.
The SCAR Project is a shockingly raw, yet strikingly beautiful, photo series that shows a side of breast cancer we’re not used to seeing: the reality. In a heartfelt interview, the man behind the camera explains what we can learn from the women in his project.
Frightened by the breast cancer stats you’ve heard this month? Don’t panic. While you can’t control everything about your health, you don’t have to feel helpless, either. Here are six things you can do to reduce your risk of breast cancer.