Dr. Ann Partridge on Aggressive Breast Cancer in Younger Women

Ann Partridge, MD

Partridge says that the current school of thought is younger women should be treated the same as older women with breast cancer, though younger women tend to develop more aggressive breast cancer with more nodal involvement.

Ann Partridge, MD, MPH, breast medical oncologist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses the treatment of young women with breast cancer versus older women with breast cancer. Partridge says that the current school of thought is younger women should be treated the same as older women with breast cancer, though younger women tend to develop more aggressive breast cancer with more nodal involvement. Partridge says this is likely due to them not undergoing screening the same as older women with breast cancer.