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If you are a teen with worries about breast cancer, please take a look at the links and information below. You can always private message the Moderators as well with your questions or concerns, who can then help guide you with additional information, and help you to talk to the adults in your life.
Please note: Teens under 18 may not post in our community, but please share these resources with those who have questions. If you are a teen reading this, please always talk to a parent, doctor or trusted adult about your questions and concerns.
• Dr. Weiss, Breastcancer.org's President and Founder, and her daughter, Isabel, have written Taking Care of Your "Girls": A Breast Health Guide for Girls, Teens, and In-Betweens. In the book they explain breast development and breast health -- separating myth from fact and offering steps to improve breast health and reduce breast cancer risk over a lifetime. You can learn more about the book by visiting Taking Care of Your Girls. Also, this page has some helpful statistics: Taking Care of Your Girls.
• Here is an article on our site about entitled Teen Girls Fear Breast Cancer, that could also offer some information that is helpful.
Resources for teens whose parents have cancer
• In the US, Group Loop is a safe place for teens touched by cancer to connect, to find support, education and hope while dealing with a cancer diagnosis. Check them out here at the Cancer Support Community.