Between 2004 and 2015, a total of 2,423,875 women were diagnosed with breast cancer—of them, 136,525 breast cancer patients were younger than 40 years old. According to Dr. Nia Imani Bailey, DPA, M.A.Ed, RT(T), 82% of breast cancers are diagnosed among women 50 or younger, with 90% of breast cancer deaths in this age group.
In part two of this survivor series, several individuals who beat breast cancer, and their loved ones, discuss the challenges and treatments they underwent while fighting the disease. See drug facts on HER2+ and TNBC, statistics on BRCA, black women and breast cancer, incidences of breast cancer by age, stage, country, and more.
To view Part One, click here.