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.

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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Journaling for Better Health

A cancer diagnosis brings overwhelming feelings, a multitude of appointments, a sense of managing a second job for which the pay is fatigue, possible hair loss and a tired debit card laden with co-pays. As an oncology social worker and … Continue reading

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Y-ME and Its Counselors Leave a Legacy of Breast Cancer Support and Partnership

Y-ME, one of the oldest breast cancer organizations, has closed its doors of service. While to some this is old news and for others it may feel irrelevant, for me it strikes a chord of sadness. For more than 30 … Continue reading

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Battling Breast Cancer While Pregnant

My husband, Matt, and I were happily expecting our first child, thinking about nursery patterns and what life would be like as parents, when our world was turned upside down. At 27, I had no family history of breast cancer … Continue reading

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Beyond the Hot Flash: What To Know About Early Menopause

When you get diagnosed with breast cancer at a young age, you receive a significant amount of information about survival, surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation. But, you may not get a lot of information about early menopause, which can occur as … Continue reading

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