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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Breast Cancer in Younger Women, Including Diagnosing, Staging
  • ER, PR & HER2 Status
  • Unique Issues for Younger Women Living with Breast Cancer
  • Precision Medicine & Sequencing of Treatment
  • Biomarker Testing & Genetic Testing, Including BRCA Testing
  • What Informs Treatment Decisions & Options: Understanding Your Pathology Report
  • Updates on Clinical Trials: How Research Increases Treatment Options
  • Biomarkers Are Tools that Help Determine What Types of Treatments Are Indicated - Surgery, Chemotherapy, Radiation & Targeted Treatments
  • Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team
  • Preventing & Managing Treatment Side Effects, Symptoms, Discomfort, Neuropathy & Pain
  • Follow-Up Care
  • Quality-of-Life Concerns, Including Sexual Health, Pregnancy & Fertility Issues
  • Tips to Deal with Vaginal Dryness & Premature Menopause
  • Practical & Emotional Coping Tips
  • Questions to Ask Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Jennifer M. Matro, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Co-Leader, Breast Disease Team, Division of Hematology/Oncology, UC San Diego Comprehensive Breast Health Team


Sharon L. Bober, PhD

Institute Psychologist, Department of Psycho-oncology and Palliative Care, Director, Sexual Health Program, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


Jennifer LaPietra, MSW

Bilingual Oncology Social Worker, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on 2024-02-07.

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The information presented in this workshop is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.

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