social worker can provide one-on-one counseling sessions throughout treatment. Patients also receive a referral, as needed, to a
psychologist or psychiatrist.
We offer the following resources specific to young women:
- Young Women's
telephone support group
SoulMates peer support program
Young adult support group
- Individualized check-in after the first visit and follow-up calls
- Access to a bi-annual Young and Strong newsletter
- Monthly emails that highlight resources and events specifically for young women sponsored by not only Dana-Farber, but our trusted partners and outside groups
- In-person education seminars and workshops
- Webcasts on a variety of topics
- Annual forum for patients and survivors
Young women may also take advantage of the following additional resources:
Learn more about Dana-Farber's
patient and family support services.
Young women are often eager to learn about their cancer and how to navigate their work and relationships. An annual forum offers education and camaraderie, and smaller workshops are held throughout the year on such topics as sexual health, couples, and
A 6-week session, Facing Forward, brings together women of all ages who have completed treatment for early-stage breast cancer.
We also offer online resources such as webcasts,
Looking Back, Moving Forward: A Review of Young Women’s Breast Cancer Research
A long-term, multi-site study of young women with breast cancer yields some key findings. In this interactive webcast, Ann Partridge, MD, MPH, Founder and Director of the Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer, and Shoshana Rosenberg, ScD, MPH, share their discoveries so far. To view the webcast, you need to register when you click the link. Once you register, you can ask questions of the presenters. You can also view the presentation on SlideShare.
Managing Menopausal Symptoms
Breast cancer treatments can sometimes bring about early menopause.
In this interactive webcast,
Ann Partridge, MD, MPH, Founder and Director of the Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer, discussed “Management of Menopausal Symptoms.” To view the webcast, you will need to register when
you click the link. Once you register, you can ask questions of Dr. Partridge.
Pregnancy and Breast Cancer
Ann Partridge, MD, MPH, discusses fertility concerns among young women, and describes the Pregnancy Outcome and Safety of Interrupting Therapy for women with endocrine responsive breast cancer (POSITIVE)
study, for which she is the North American Principal Investigator.
Please note that this webcast is best viewed with an Internet Explorer browser.