Author Archives: Jean Rowe, LCSW, OSW-C, CJT, Associate Director Survivorship Programs

Four Reasons to Celebrate Social Workers

It’s Social Work Month, a month in which we celebrate the amazing tenacity and talent of our nation’s more than 600,000 social workers. For many young women affected by breast cancer, the question of using a Social Worker may come up. Sure, … Continue reading

Top Tips for Holiday Self-Care

This time of year is different from no other except that, perhaps, the expectations are higher. We are all busy beings, and maybe this year, even for just an afternoon, we can choose to actually focus on the human being part of … Continue reading

Categories: Taking my Body Back

YSC RECEIVES $1.75M GRANT FROM CDC

Recently, YSC received the exciting news that we have been awarded a $1.75 million grant to be used during the next five years. This generous funding will enhance the support services for young women diagnosed with breast cancer. YSC was … Continue reading

Are You or Someone You Know Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer? We Need Your Input!

Have you ever been told by a fellow breast cancer survivor: “You went from stage I to stage IV? I don’t want to hear that!” Are you tired of the question: “How long will you be in treatment?” Do you … Continue reading

Journaling for Better Health

A cancer diagnosis brings overwhelming feelings, a multitude of appointments, a sense of managing a second job for which the pay is fatigue, possible hair loss and a tired debit card laden with co-pays. As an oncology social worker and … Continue reading

Categories: Guest Bloggers

Getting Your Groove Back: Inviting Intimacy and Sex Back into Your Life

Returning to a “normal” sex life following treatment for breast cancer is a topic that isn’t often addressed in conversation between health care providers and young survivors of breast cancer. One common side effect of treatment is that a pre-menopausal … Continue reading

Categories: Guest Bloggers