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.

Channeling Kat at YSC’s Research Think Tank

I was very excited when I got the email last July from Kat Werner inviting me to be part of a YSC project called the Research Think Tank.  The email explained that in 2001 YSC had convened a “Medical Research … Continue reading

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A Survivor’s Effort to Avoid Toxic Chemicals in Everyday Life

When I got diagnosed with breast cancer during the final month of my first pregnancy, hormones took on a new importance in my life. My doctors worried the estrogen flooding my body during pregnancy had fueled my tumor’s growth. They … Continue reading

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Upcoming Webinar – Rights in the Workplace: How To Navigate my Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Maintaining a regular work schedule after a breast cancer diagnosis can create a sense of normalcy and purpose for many young women. However, learning and understanding your rights in the workplace may feel confusing and unclear. In YSC’s upcoming webinar, … Continue reading

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Walking the Walk, Not Just Talking the Talk

The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) is a BEAST of a medical conference. Everything about it — from the cavernous Henry Gonzales convention center to the incredible 200+ page program book — is big. Texas style. Five days of exhibits, … Continue reading

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Treatment’s Over: What’s Next?

Breast cancer presents a deep disruption to the normal life course of young women because, even once treatment is over, they now face many new issues.  They are at the threshold of establishing their careers.  They may naturally be considering … Continue reading

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YSC Attends BCY1 Breast Cancer in Young Women Conference

Along with Chief Program Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Stacy Lewis, Ex Officio Board President Anna Cluxton, Medical Advisory Board members Dr. Ann Partridge and Dr. Judy Garber, I attended the BCY1 Breast Cancer in Young Women Conference November 8-10, … Continue reading

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Screening Mammography in the News Again – Understanding the Research

Screening Mammography is in the News Again!  Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, “Effect of Three Decades of Screening Mammography on Breast Cancer Incidence,” by H. Gilbert Welch, Ph.D, and Archie Bleyer, Ph.D, this new research review shows … Continue reading

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Breaking News from San Antonio: Tamoxifen for 10 Years?

I’m at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium and as you may have seen on Facebook, Twitter, and the news, study results from the ATLAS trial were released here yesterday.  The study suggested that taking Tamoxifen for 10 years, instead … Continue reading

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November 12 Webinar: Healthcare Reform and What the Affordable Care Act Means for You

  Please join me for my November 12 webinar on healthcare reform, the 2012 Presidential election and what it means for young women affected by breast cancer. What does the Affordable Care Act mean to you? I think this is … Continue reading

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Navigating Breast Cancer and Employment

  Common Concerns: A breast cancer diagnosis can raise a multitude of questions and concerns – not just questions about treatment and healthcare – but also legal questions about employment, insurance and income. •    What will happen with my job? … Continue reading

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