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.

Getting the Most Out of the YSC Summit

In April 2014, Lynette was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. When YSC invited survivors and co-survivors to the 2015 Summit 11 months later, she and her husband John were eager to attend and ready to learn as much as they … Continue reading

An Open Letter To Woman Newly Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

I’m so sorry. I’m so, so sorry. Everyone around you is in shock … YOU are in shock. You’ve just heard those fateful words, “It is cancer.” There’s a part of you that wants to hide under the covers, only … Continue reading

Finding a Sisterhood at the YSC Summit

Early this year, my life literally changed. I know its cliché, but it’s true. I attended the YSC Summit in Houston, Texas, for three mind-blowing days. I was three years out from my breast cancer diagnosis and really had no connections … Continue reading

The YSC Summit Changed My Life

I was diagnosed in February 2014 with HER2+ breast cancer at the age of 35. After chemo, a mastectomy and radiation therapy, I’m cancer-free! I’m also actively involved in YSC, and it all started when I attended the Summit. The … Continue reading

YSC’s Tribute to Cynthia Rubin (1962-2015)

Kind. Fierce. Generous. Funny. Brilliant. Cynthia (Cindy) Rubin, the second Board President of Young Survival Coalition (YSC) and founding member, passed away on Tuesday, October 20th, leaving her indelible mark on the breast cancer community and all young women affected … Continue reading

Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer as a Young Woman

A diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer (MBC) was the last thing I expected. I was a busy wife and dedicated mother to my seven-year-old daughter. I was the family breadwinner, working as a network engineer in Seattle’s fast-paced technology industry … Continue reading

Living Our Best Life

2015 is a milestone year for me. Twenty years ago, I first heard the words: ‘You have breast cancer.” I was 27. Ten years ago, I heard those words again. When I made it five years cancer-free after that second … Continue reading

Dude, Where’s My Wife?

The marketing world feels that it has guys figured out: Silly potty-humor movies, beer ads with scantily clad women, video games, bigger and better tools, you know what I am talking about. There is no shortage of efforts to communicate … Continue reading

Introducing YSC’s Long-Term Navigator

Once you hit the mark of being cancer free for five or more years, you may feel some sense of relief. But, you may also feel uncertainty or anxiety around your future. Why are those treatment effects still lingering? Will … Continue reading

So your girlfriend’s got cancer?

Breast cancer not only impacts the patient, but also the co-survivors (partners, spouses, siblings, parents and friends). In addition to the 12 profiles of young women affected by breast cancer, we also wanted to share the true impact of breast … Continue reading