Category Archives: Guest Bloggers

From time to time, YSC invites guest bloggers to share their knowledge, expertise and dedication to helping young women affected by breast cancer. Our guest bloggers come from the YSC community including young survivors eager to share their experiences with others, YSC Face 2 Face Network leaders and state leaders, YSC’s Research Think Tank or Medical Advisory Board, breast cancer community partners or our passionate volunteers.

YSC Research Updates

YSC wants to keep our constituents updated on relevant medical news, and we have three breast cancer updates to share.  They include:  (1)  FDA approval of Perjeta before surgery in HER2+ breast cancer; (2) the PALOMA study that includes young … Continue reading

Wig Buying Tips from an Expert

Being diagnosed with breast cancer and told you’ll need chemo and your hair will fall out is hard enough. The last thing you need is drama when you shop for a wig. By sharing a few tips of lessons I learned … Continue reading

YSC Detroit F2F Hosts Survivor Education Event Funded by YES Fund Grant

  One beautiful, breezy Sunday in May, I was sitting in my new hair stylist’s chair discussing my hair loss issues. We talked about my breast cancer treatment, which caused baldness,  hair regrowth … having a baby … more hair … Continue reading

If I Can Do It, You Can Too!!!

Most people that have been around me in the past year probably know that I have been living my life loosely based on two phrases post treatment: Life is short. Live life to the fullest. Having a support group and … Continue reading

YSC Tour de Pink – Why? Well, Why Not?!

Many people think I ride in YSC Tour de Pink because I have been involved since day one and think “how can I not.”  In all honesty, that is a part of it, but the biggest reason I ride is … Continue reading

Remembering Dr. Irma Russo, Dedicated Breast Cancer Researcher

In 2006, when I was receiving treatment for Stage III breast cancer at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, I had no idea that on the other side of the building was a researcher who had been working diligently for … Continue reading

Breast cancer stole my pretty, but I snagged it back.

Ten days after my diagnosis, I started chemotherapy. I decided to take some sexy photos before my mastectomy. I never intended to show them to anyone. These photos were just for me. I wanted to capture and freeze this time … Continue reading

Skip the Blood Draw – Genetic Counseling 101

A couple of months ago I admittedly had no idea what genetic counseling was. I was familiar with genetics, and a person once told me I needed counseling, but I had no clue what a genetic counselor did. Genetic counselors … Continue reading

Categories: Guest Bloggers

Meeting My Survivor Siblings

Whenever I meet other young women with breast cancer, I’m sad and happy at the same time. I hate knowing they had to experience this horrible disease, but I’m happy it brought us together as sisters. That feeling was magnified … Continue reading

YSC Research Think Tank Demands Change

“Patient advocacy” has become a buzz phrase in recent years within the research and medical communities. Grant review boards, such as the Department of Defense (DOD) and National Institutes of Health (NIH), have begun to invite a small handful of … Continue reading