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.

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

Celebrating My Miracles

When I was 20 years old, my sister Tracy was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 32. Before that day, I thought only older women got breast cancer. It was incomprehensible to me that my vibrant sister, mom to a one-year-old son, … Continue reading

Join me in Jackson, Mississippi for the YSC Symposium!

I am super excited for the YSC Symposium to come to my home state of Mississippi in January 2016!! This will be the first event of its kind in the area and it’s much needed, offering educational support to so … Continue reading

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