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What we do

  • Initial visit

    • Young women are assessed by the PYNK nurse to determine the needs of each patient and her family.
  • Staging and treatment plan

    • The nurse helps support the patient with decision-making and also acts as a system navigator, enabling patients to receive timely referrals to a variety of specialists such as fertility experts, plastic surgeons and geneticists.
  • Active treatment

    • Patients and their families need ongoing psychological support and maximum practical support. The latter may include information about nutrition, exercise, wigs, age-appropriate books for children, babysitting services, or referral to a child-life specialist

Learn more about psychosocial supports

  • After active treatment: follow-up care

    • The nurse can help a young woman recovering from breast cancer get back to a “new normal” life, including returning to work, and dealing with any long-term effects of treatment such as early menopause, chest pain, lymphedema and sexual dysfunction. If one or more pregnancies are in the plan, the PYNK nurse can help navigate the next steps.

  • At any time: our virtual library

    • Our team of experts has carefully developed a virtual resource library that can be accessed by anyone at any time. This library is full of up-to-date and useful information for patients and their families.

  • Research

    • Research is a key feature of PYNK. Women in the program are offered (entirely voluntary) participation in many different studies aimed to advance our knowledge about cancer prevention, screening, treatment and supportive care of young women with breast cancer.

Meet Sonia, a young woman facing breast cancer