While breast cancer under the age of 40 is very rare–less than 5%– it is often more aggressive. Back in 2006 while working on my bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and interning at KSL News in Salt Lake City, Utah, I was able to do a news story on Ginny Nelson. She was diagnosed at 24 years old shortly after having a new baby. She started a support group for younger women with breast cancer.
One of the takeaways I hope women make is that you should do self-breast checks no matter your age! Just do it!