Young women with breast cancer face unique issues.
And in the South, there are more young women overall facing breast cancer.
That is why Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi have joined together to form the Gulf States Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network, an online resource for these young women and their family and friends. We address the special issues that young women with breast cancer face, such as questions on how their diagnosis will affect their fertility, what the genetic risk is to other family members (including male relatives), how to discuss the disease with children, and more. We also address what may seem some of the smaller problems that young breast cancer survivors must deal with, but which can radically affect one’s quality of life. If a woman has lost her hair due to chemotherapy, she wants to know who in the area specializes in redrawing eyebrows, who has cute headscarves, and who has wigs that a 20-something would want to wear.
Each state has its own website and social media platforms so that we can best provide you these local resources and happenings, along with the national information and news we share. Please explore!