Author Archives: Jennifer Johnson, YSC Senior Director of Mission Marketing & Communications

Breast Cancer Symptoms in Young Women and Your Breast Health

Unless you have been living under a rock, you are likely very aware of breast cancer. But what you might not know is that young women CAN and DO get breast cancer. I always thought breast cancer was a disease … Continue reading

Categories: Resources & Support

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding After Breast Cancer

My husband, Matt, and I had always planned to have at least two children. After my breast cancer diagnosis at age 27 while five months pregnant with our first child, we weren’t sure anymore. A normal pregnancy quickly changed into … Continue reading

15 Ways You Can Help a Young Woman Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

Hearing a young woman you love has been diagnosed with breast cancer can leave you feeling helpless. You may not know what to say or understand what she’s going through, but there are ways you can lend a much needed … Continue reading

A New Sense of Normal: Figuring Out Life After Breast Cancer

The end of treatment was both exciting and terrifying, much like riding a roller coaster, and I found the finish confusing. For months, I had a routine and aggressive therapy to fight the cancer, along with a great team of … Continue reading

Takeaways from 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

Each December, several YSC staff members travel to San Antonio, Texas, for the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS). We interviewed Michelle Esser, YSC’s Senior Program Manager for Research and Advocacy, about why YSC makes it a priority to attend this conference.   Why is SABCS such an important conference to attend? SABCS is the world’s largest conference devoted exclusively to breast cancer. The … Continue reading

In Our Own Words: Young Survivors Share Real Stories and Advice

It’s almost October, and although that means it’s time to pull on a sweater, enjoy a spiced pumpkin latte and carve a pumpkin, it’s also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It can sometimes be overwhelming with so many messages about breast … Continue reading

Categories: YSC SYNC - Survivors

We Heart a Great Fit @ Nordstrom

YSC is excited to partner with Nordstrom on the “We heart a great fit” event April 26–27.  Nordstrom stores across the country will be hosting a bra fitting event this Friday and Saturday, where professional fitters will be on hand to … Continue reading

Categories: Taking my Body Back

Battling Breast Cancer While Pregnant

My husband, Matt, and I were happily expecting our first child, thinking about nursery patterns and what life would be like as parents, when our world was turned upside down. At 27, I had no family history of breast cancer … Continue reading

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