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Breast cancer is rare for women under 40. So, a breast cancer diagnosis can be shocking news for a young woman to hear. Breast cancer in young women can have its own risk factors and traits, and young women have their own considerations when deciding on a treatment.
Each year the month of October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Checking your breasts for abnormal changes is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It could save your life. This month, along with raising awareness to self-check, many brands are showing their support in different ways. From charity runs to fundraising meals, here’s how you can get involved.

Struggling to find the right things to say, and terrified of saying the wrong thing, are common anxieties when you’ve witnessed someone you care about go through something as physically and mentally traumatic as a mastectomy.

 

Our advice — well, a stack of advice from friends and survivors of #TheNOODist — is to, above anything else, just be yourself. Sure, you might put your foot in a few times to begin with, but all your friend really wants is her fabulous friend.

It’s going to be a rough ride but you’ve got this and planning ahead, as well as packing right can almost certainly help. 

Here are a few ways to prepare yourself for your post-op hospital stay, from friends of ours who have been there and done it.

 

“It’s breast cancer; it’s a bitch; it’s going to be a rollercoaster of emotion.”
It’s not an easy subject to navigate, especially if a friend or loved one has just been diagnosed with breast cancer, or is struggling with her journey, so we thought we’d try and explain a few of the basics

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