Young women with breast cancer have unique needs and questions. That’s why Riverside Health System has partnered with Living Beyond Breast Cancer, a national breast cancer nonprofit organization that provides trusted information and a community of support, to host a series of virtual workshops this month for young women diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 45.
“Breast cancer is not easy to deal with for any woman,” said Elizabeth Jenkins, RN, Riverside’s Breast Cancer Navigator in Newport News and Williamsburg who is leading the workshops. “But there are unique challenges for young women.”
This survivorship workshop series is being held to provide answers and resources on some of the most common concerns for young women, Jenkins said, such as intimacy, early menopause, the long-term effects of treatment and self-care after breast cancer. The series began this week with “Hot and Bothered: Coping with Early Menopause.”Remaining sessions include:
—“Stay Alert: Managing...
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