SIGH…BIG SHOCK FOR THE PRE-MENOPAUSAL WOMAN! NEEDS MORE SUPPORT FROM OTHER WOMEN…AND THEIR FAMILY! WE MEN DON’T ALWAYS HELP!
The median age of diagnosis with breast cancer in the US is 61 and anyone who has seen a parade or group of women with breast cancer will note that the age trends towards the post-menopausal. However, the a growing segment is those of us diagnosed with breast cancer pre-menopausal. Many of us were told: “You are too young for breast cancer,” during the process of diagnosis, which was entirely wrong.
Like Adiba, I was pre-menopausal when I was diagnosed with MBC at 38 while I was still tandem breastfeeding my boys, then 1 and 3. My boys are now 5 and 7. Neither of them remember much about the time before breast cancer became a central part of our lives.
Those of us who are diagnosed pre-menopausal, perhaps pre-children, have needs that are very very different from those who are post-menopausal. We are in a different phase of life…
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