1. IT’S NOT JUST A GRANDMA’S DISEASE
Unfortunately, women in their 20s/30s/40s can and do get breast cancer, despite a lack of awareness that it can affect younger people. It is estimated that 18% of women diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 will be under the age of 50. Although the overall numbers may seem small, the possibility is there, which is why it’s important for young women to get familiar with the look and feel of their breasts, and pay attention to any changes. (But remember not to panic! The majority of lumps and changes in a young woman’s breasts are not cancer.) If you do notice something that concerns you, get it checked out. And if your doctor says the words, “You’re too young for breast cancer”… get a second opinion.