9th Annual Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer

Living Beyond Breast Cancer & Young Survival Coalition
Last Modified: February 13, 2009

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Conference Dates: February 27-March 1, 2009
Conference Location: Hilton Anatole, Dallas, TX

Sponsoring Group: Living Beyond Breast Cancer & Young Survival Coalition

Conference Web Page URL: www.youngsurvivorsconference.org

Topics Covered: Understand how various treatments can impact fertility — and what options can help you maintain your potential for future childbearing; get tips for coping with the challenges you face while living with advanced breast cancer; discover what experts are saying about the use of hormonal treatments in young women; hear about the different and latest breast reconstruction techniques; manage your treatment side effects — including menopausal symptoms — with conventional and complementary interventions; use your breast cancer experience to become a successful advocate; learn how eating smart can help fuel your body and promote healing during treatment; and determine ways to handle your diagnosis and treatment in the workplace.

Conference Objectives: With the bulk of medical and psychological resources designed for post-menopausal women affected by breast cancer, women under age 45 diagnosed with this disease may not know where to turn. More aggressive cancers, fertility, relationship issues, treatment-induced early menopause, living decades with this serious diagnosis — these are just a few ways your breast cancer experience can be unique. To address these issues, Living Beyond Breast Cancer and the Young Survival Coalition created the Annual Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer this. Please join us and more than 800 other young women for a weekend filled with information and activities that will inspire and empower you.

Who Should Attend: The Annual Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer is the only international event focused on the unique needs and issues faced by women diagnosed before age 45. The informative sessions are designed for those recently diagnosed, in treatment; with advanced (metastatic) breast cancer; long-term breast cancer survivors diagnosed prior to age 45; caregivers, including partners, family and friends; medical professionals; and young women at increased risk of developing breast cancer.

Registration Information: youngsurvivorsconference.com

Conference Fees: Registration: $135.00 (An additional $10 fee will be added for registrations received after 2/20/09); Student Registration: $5000 (An additional $10 fee will be added for registrations received after 2/20/09)

Continuing Education: No

Miscellany: The conference offers the latest medical, psychosocial and practical information from nationally acclaimed breast cancer experts; workshops relevant to recently diagnosed young women, those who have completed treatment, those living with advanced or metastatic breast cancer and caregivers; and opportunities to network and explore issues of concern with other women like you.

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