In 2009, about 62,520 women of childbearing age in the United States were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. This is a whopping 41% increase from 2001, when approximately 44, 300 women of childbearing age were reportedly diagnosed with the disease, according to recent American Cancer Society statistics.
These younger American women are being hit with triple negative, HER2 positive and estrogen positive breast cancers; diseases that usually maim, sometimes kill and often bankrupt a woman’s current and future financial situation.
In recent years young media leaders and celebrities have shared their personal breast cancer diagnoses, including Fox News political reporter Jennifer Griffin (triple negative); ABC’s Good Morning America host, Robin Roberts (triple negative); National Public Radio’s Tavis Smiley Show Executive Producer, Sheryl Flowers, who died from triple negative breast cancer in 2009 at the age of 42, folksinger Melissa Ethridge (HER2 positive) and film star, Christina Applegate.
Why is this new epidemic happening to our younger women? How can younger women help stop breast cancer from happening to them ever… or never again?
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