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.

How I Regained My Smile Following Breast Cancer

Being diagnosed with breast cancer at 29 is rough. You are quickly thrown into a world of decision-making and self-advocacy; where the balance between quality and quantity of life looms over you while physicians and family each provide their opinions. … Continue reading

Just do your thing.

I like beer.  This is not the point of my post, but I thought you might like to know. I also like the band RUSH, but that also is not the point. The point is this: I’m a Co‑Survivor. I’m … Continue reading

Categories: Guest Bloggers

10 Truths About Great Sex

Intimacy after a breast cancer diagnosis can be a challenge. When Rachel Venning, Babeland’s other co-founder and my business partner of more than 20 years, and I wrote Moregeasm: Babeland’s Guide to Mind-Blowing Sex, a key part of it was … Continue reading

5 Tasty Ways to Celebrate Galentine’s Day

Forget Valentine’s Day! Galentine’s Day, coined by Leslie Knope the charming character from the show Parks and Recreation, is the real holiday worth celebrating. Join in the wonderful tradition by celebrating friendship with your best gal pals this February 13. … Continue reading

Your Best Lover is…YOU!

It’s February and the subject is love.  We’re awash in Hallmark moments about romance, hearts and flowers and little candy kisses with sweet messages. Let’s take a deeper look at love, at self-love. The truth is that love begins and … 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

Get to Know Your Inner Creative Goddess

Yep, she’s in there and it’s time for a re-introduction… A breast cancer diagnosis often creates a mix of emotions for the person diagnosed with cancer and co-survivors. Those emotions can feel hard to talk about and at times, it … Continue reading

Remembering Diana Di Mare (1968-2016)

I find myself at a loss for words. YSC and the world has lost another courageous, kind and beautiful young woman. Diana Di Mare was one-of-a-kind. In recent days there have been hundreds of posts about her passing and so many … Continue reading

The Perfect Way to Connect from Home

Nine months ago my life was forever changed when I got the phone call confirming all three breast biopsies were malignant. A few days later, a pet scan confirmed that my breast cancer had spread to my liver. In that … Continue reading

Mountains, Trees and Little Green Peas

Here is some great advice on starting the new year right- thanks to Dacia Breeden, RD who is a featured speaker at YSC’s upcoming Regional Symposium in Jackson, MS. Join us in Jackson on January 23 for her awesome session … Continue reading