Because younger women are less likely to develop breast cancer, it is common to feel isolated and alone when going through your treatment. Our experts offer a variety of services and approaches to help.
Genetic Testing and Counseling
Genetic testing is recommended for all people under the age of 45 diagnosed with breast cancer to ensure the condition is not inherited. We offer testing right in our cancer centers on the first day you come to our clinics. That's convenient, but it's also important because you get the results without delay. Getting those results quickly allows us to recommend the most appropriate treatment for your type of cancer as quickly as possible.
If family planning is in your future, it’s important to have conversations about how to preserve your childbearing potential before treatment starts. Cancer treatment, such as hormone-blocking therapies, can delay having children for up to five years. Chemotherapy may affect the quality of your eggs, which can impact the success of pregnancy. Our fertility specialists meet with you to discuss your options, including harvesting eggs before treatment to ensure they are of the highest quality and using in vitro fertilization (IVF) when the time is right.