24,000 women under the age of 45 will be diagnosed this year with breast cancer. When women have breast cancer under the age of 40 it is almost always invasive and travels faster. A woman’s survival, if diagnosed under the age of forty is less than a woman who is post-menopausal.
Community was really important during my breast cancer journey. I’m working on a book and one chapter is focused entirely on the benefits of Christ-centered community. So I’m throwing a question out to all my twittering, blogging and facebook pastor friends. If a young couple came to you (and I’m focusing more here on young mom’s with small children) and she had been diagnosed with cancer and was going to be going through a long year of treatment, and she had no significant community in her life, what would you tell them and what could your church offer them?
No right answer here….and tell me honestly if your church has nothing to offer. Super short and super long comments accepted!