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When you’re diagnosed with breast cancer at age 40 or younger, you face unique challenges as you balance cancer treatment with relationships, raising a family, careers and education.

At Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute, we know how important it is to feel supported on this journey. That’s why we started the Sandra Levine Young Women’s Breast Cancer Program. Through this program, we can connect you to resources, experts and other women like you to ensure you never feel like you’re facing cancer alone.

We’re proud to say that our program – which is one of only a few of its kind nationwide, and the only one located in the Southeast – has already helped hundreds of women. Here’s what you can expect when you join us.

Support programs

Our resources can help you cope with cancer and keep you feeling your best. Through the Young Women’s Breast Cancer Program, you have access to support programs that are tailored to your unique needs, including:

  • A Young Women’s Support Group, which gives young women with breast cancer the opportunity to meet and talk with others who will understand in a safe, encouraging environment. We cover everything from concerns about body image and intimacy to coping with feelings of grief and loss. This group meets monthly and is led by a licensed clinical social worker.

  • Mind-Body-Spirit Connection, a quarterly speaker series that invites health and wellness experts to speak on topics that matter to young women with breast cancer, like mindfulness, brain fog, supplement use, heart health and more.

  • A Peer Matching Program, which matches program participants with others who are close in age, diagnosis and/or treatment. This gives you the chance to form friendships, feel supported and inspire others who are on a similar path.

  • Social and networking events that allow you to build community as you navigate your diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

  • A monthly e-calendar of group meetings, classes and special events available for you at Levine Cancer Institute. View the calendar and register for events.

    For a full listing of the Department of Supportive Oncology's upcoming events, view the calendar.

To ensure everyone’s safety, we’re hosting all of our events, groups and classes virtually right now.

Plus, we work across teams at Levine Cancer Institute to make sure you’re getting the comprehensive care you need. You’ll have access to our full range of services, including:

Expert clinical care

The Young Women’s Breast Cancer Program is just one part of your overall care at Levine Cancer Institute. With an expert team of caring cancer doctors and staff by your side, you’ll have a leading-edge treatment plan designed just for you.

Find out more about our comprehensive breast cancer care here.

Breast cancer clinical trials

Depending on your diagnosis and individual needs, your treatment plan may include a clinical trial, or a research study that’s designed to teach us more about diagnosing, treating and preventing cancer.

Levine Cancer Institute gives you access to clinical trials designed for women under 40, which means you can try the most promising treatments while supporting research that may help other women in the future.

Learn more about our cancer research program and search our current clinical trials here.

Patient resources

For an overview of everything you need to know about the Young Women’s Breast Cancer Program, download our patient resources:

Learn how the Young Women's Breast Cancer Program at Levine Cancer Institute tailors care to your needs to help you thrive.

In addition to our existing resources, we’re developing a mobile app that will make it even easier for you stay connected to your care team and fellow program participants through chat groups and community forums. We’re currently testing the app within our team and hope to make it available to our patients in the near future.

Related news and stories

To see how our program is changing lives, check out these stories from our blog and the media.

Contact us

For more information about the Sandra Levine Young Women’s Breast Cancer Program, call us at 980-442-6189.

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