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.

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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Help Focus the Presidential Candidates’ Attention on Breast Cancer

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we hear lots of stories about women who have survived their breast cancer. And yet, this year about 40,000 women and 450 men will die from this disease in the United States. It will take … Continue reading

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Remembering Kathleen (Kat) Werner, Breast Cancer Advocate, Volunteer and YSC Board Member

Dear Breast Cancer Community, We are deeply saddened by the loss of a fierce advocate, compassionate leader and member of our Board of Directors, Kat Werner. Kat died suddenly Sunday, September 23, as the result of a blood clot, about … Continue reading

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A Gift to My Daughter on her 21st Birthday

How amazing would it be to end breast cancer by 2020? Is it possible? How far are we from finding the cure(s)? These were some of the questions I had going into a five-day intensive training course through the National … Continue reading

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