Breast Cancer in Young Women – What You Need To Know

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Get expert advice on detecting breast cancer and find out what are the treatment options for younger women!

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Younger women below the age of 40 years old generally do not consider themselves to be at risk for breast cancer. However, it can strike at any age. If diagnosed with breast cancer, it will affect the lives of younger women in many ways - from diagnosis and treatment to fertility, as well as other psycho-social concerns.

In this free-to-attend webinar, our breast cancer specialists from Thomson Breast Centre and Icon Cancer Centre will share insights on how you can detect breast cancer and what are the treatment options for younger women.

Our panelists, comprising breast surgeon Dr Tan Yia Swam and medical oncologist Dr Lee Guek Eng, will also be answering any questions you may have during the webinar.


Welcome and Introduction

Topic: Breast Cancer in Young Women: How to Screen? Special Considerations For Surgery

by Dr Tan Yia Swam, Clinical Director & Breast Surgeon, Thomson Breast Centre

Dr Tan is a specialist in General Surgery, with an interest in Breast Surgery. She has more than 15 years of patient care experience encompassing a wide range of breast conditions and believes in personalized treatment recommendations that respect patients’ needs and concerns. Dr Tan also actively serves the medical community by sitting on the Singapore Medical Association (SMA) Council since 2008, and is the first female President of the SMA Council.

Topic: Breast Cancer - Focus on Young Women and Fertility Preservation

by Dr Lee Guek Eng, Senior Consultant Medical Oncologist, Icon Cancer Centre

Dr Lee specialises in breast cancer, specifically focusing on young women with breast cancer and research. Dr Lee has a strong focus on research and has been involved in a number of Singapore studies and the set-up of a national program for young women with breast cancer to help increase awareness and education. For her work in breast cancer, she was awarded the international fellowship NMRC research grant in 2016 to  train as a fellow at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, focusing on young women with breast cancer and pregnancy-associated breast cancer.


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