Five Stories of Survivors Under 40

According to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, there has been a 2% annual increase in invasive breast cancer in U.S. women under forty over the last three decades. A second study by the American Cancer Society shows that invasive breast tumors in women under forty-five years old increased by 11.8% between 2007 and 2011 alone. Breast cancer may be evolving into a young woman’s disease, but they are fighting back. Here are five inspiring stories of brave young women who are surviving and thriving!

Lisa’s Story: Diagnosed at Twenty-Eight


Lisa had no symptoms other than pain in her breast. While trying to figure out what was causing it, she felt a lump. She thought she wasn’t old enough for a mammogram. She was scared. Cancer? At 28? Read Lisa’s full story here.

A Young Mother’s Story of Hope

Randi Wideman was only 27 years old when she was diagnosed with Stage 2 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. To top it all, she was a new mom with a 14-month-old baby!

The Breast Cancer Site is a place where supporters and survivors come together to help fight breast cancer. In addition to sharing personal stories of hope, shopping for the cause, and signing petitions, visitors can take just a moment each day to click on a pink button to provide free mammograms for women in need. Visit The Breast Cancer Site and click today - it's free!