The Breast Cancer Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young (EARLY) Act – just introduced in the Senate – is a chance to change that. The EARLY Act will address the unique concerns facing young women with breast cancer by:
- Initiating an evidence-based public education campaign about breast cancer in women under age 45 - with an emphasis on women at higher risk due to their race, ethnicity or genetic heritage.
- Educating health care professionals about the risk factors, opportunities for genetic counseling and testing, and unique challenges that face young women diagnosed with breast cancer.
- Providing grants to organizations that provide credible health information directed to young women diagnosed with breast cancer.