Annual Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer

I am all packed and ready for the 11th Annual Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer, which takes place this weekend, in Orlando, FL.  This will be my second time attending the conference and the first time back in 2006 I was just 6 months out of treatment, and I remember marvelling at the women who were there with 2, 5, 7, 10 and more years of survivorship behind them. It was an empowering and uplifting experience for me.

I am looking forward to reporting back from the conference on the latest scientific research and clinical care for young women affected by or at increased risk for developing breast cancer and having the chance to network with other young women.

I am very grateful to the organizers who gave me a travel bursary to attend so that I could bring the information back to my community here in Ireland. For those who can’t attend, you can follow along on Twitter with the hashtag  #C4YW and for those who are attending, safe travels and looking forward to meeting up with you there.