Megan McCann Discusses Risk of Breast Cancer Among Young Women

March 5, 2016
Megan McCann

Women under 40 who find a suspicious lump in their breast often have their cancer fears dismissed and are told “you are too young for breast cancer,” according to Megan McCann, associate director of programs at the Young Survival Coalition. Here, she discusses breaking down that misconception that younger women can’t get breast cancer.

Women under 40 who find a suspicious lump in their breast often have their cancer fears dismissed and are told “you are too young for breast cancer,” according to Megan McCann, associate director of programs at the Young Survival Coalition. Here, she discusses breaking down that misconception that younger women can’t get breast cancer.

About 13,000 women under 40 are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. McCann emphasizes the importance of women being their own advocates, because after all, they know their own body best.