Find breast cancer support and resources in Louisiana and nationally.


A mother and daughter share their powerful story of survival. Sherling Werner was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 25 years old. Her mother was diagnosed only three months later. This is their inspiring story of love, courage and perseverance. "No matter what you have to go through to beat this, it's worth it. Never give up." They fought, and both are here to tell their stories.



Louisiana, We're in This Together

You are not alone. Here are three ways we can help you right away.

Get Advice From Experts

You’re young. And you have breast cancer. Now what?

Young women with breast cancer have special needs. Learn the basics of breast cancer, as well as what you should do as a young woman to fight and live with the disease. From protecting your fertility and understanding the role genetics can play in choosing your treatment to breast reconstruction and planning your future, we can help.

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Hear From Women Like You

Who knows better than another young breast cancer survivor?

Breast cancer in young women is relatively rare, with only 11% of new cases found in women younger than 45. Still, young women in the Gulf States suffer from the disease at higher rates, and they all have stories to tell, as well as advice - often earned the hard way - to give. See and hear from some of them here, and know truly that you are not alone.

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Find Support That Works

Resource links and solutions for a variety of needs.

You may not know it, but there are local, state, regional and national resources that can help you fight your disease. This is the place to turn to for needs big and small - whether you are looking for a comprehensive treatment center in your area, financial help, or even a makeup artist skilled in recreating the eyebrows you lost to chemotherapy.

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Dat Blog

You're young, live in Louisiana, and have breast cancer. Get ideas, knowledge and inspiration here.

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Living BRCA1 Positive

My mother was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer when I was eight years old and she was only 43. She had no idea that the BRCA1 gene ran in our family, but when she was diagnosed, she found out she had a 50/50 cha...

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Cancer Genetics 101

While most breast cancers occur sporadically (usually linked to environmental factors such as smoking cigarettes and hormone replacement therapy), up to 10% are hereditary. Hereditary breast cancers are caused by DN...

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HPV Causes Cancer: Make ...

Human papillomavirus. It’s a mouthful. HPV for short. But what is it?

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Louisiana's Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network

Young women with breast cancer face unique issues. And in the South, there are more young women overall facing breast cancer. In Louisiana, young African-American women are significantly more likely to suffer from breast cancer.

That is why SurviveDAT is here. Part of the Gulf States Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network, SurviveDAT's mission is to help improve the quality of life for young breast cancer survivors, as well as their family and friends, by providing continuing resources and support.

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