Younger women with breast cancer from across London are invited to a free one-day course to learn more about the disease, and meet others in a similar situation.
Breast Cancer Care, the UK's leading support charity for people affected by breast cancer, is holding the Younger Women's Forum at its offices in Southwark.
The event is free of charge and open to women, aged between 20 and 45. Expert speakers will discuss a range of topics, including details on managing side effects of treatment and information on diet and lifestyle.
Stephanie Brayford, Specialist Services Worker at Breast Cancer Care, said that with 80 per cent of breast cancers occurring in women over 50, it can be difficult for younger women to meet others in a similar situation.
"From talking to younger women at previous events, and through our nurse-led helpline and discussion forums, we know that they can find a breast cancer diagnosis to be very isolating," she said.
"Younger women can also have very specific needs and issues, for example wanting to find out more about how treatment may affect fertility, or how to talk to young children about breast cancer.
"The Younger Women's Forum is a great way to not just meet and talk with other young women, but to also get answers to the issues that are important to them, and find out more about the range of unique, free services that Breast Cancer Care provides."
For more information, or to register for a place, call 0845 077 1893 or email [email protected]
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