My husband and I will occasionally steal this line from an old Saturday Night Live sketch. “This month in the journal DUH! researchers have reported….” Well this one seems like it is definitely from that journal. Not to mention that a quarter of a million people living with anything should get things moving. Approximately 25 kids a year die from plastic bags, kids can get their Halloween candy x-rayed (has anyone ever found anything in these things), hell one old lady at McDonalds was enough to get their coffee relabeled. But 250,000 women under the age of 40 living with breast cancer is considered rare. Although this is probably a press release more than anything else here it is.
Young Women May Be Underrepresented In Breast Cancer Research Studies & Treatment
While the incidence of breast cancer in young women in the U.S. is relatively rare, there are more than 250,000 women under the age of forty that are living with the disease and 11,000 will be diagnosed in the next year.