Category Archives: YSC SYNC – Survivors

YSC SYNC programs connect young women affected by breast cancer with free access to knowledge, experience, resources and support during one of the most challenging times in their lives. Young survivors can easily connect online, in their local communities and through one-on-one peer matches.

Dude, Where’s My Wife?

The marketing world feels that it has guys figured out: Silly potty-humor movies, beer ads with scantily clad women, video games, bigger and better tools, you know what I am talking about. There is no shortage of efforts to communicate … Continue reading

I’m excited! Join me for our new YSC Summit for young women affected by breast cancer.

When a young woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, she has many questions and feelings of uncertainty. When I was diagnosed in 2010 at the age of 36, I felt so alone. Yes, I had support from my husband, family … Continue reading

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Introducing YSC’s Long-Term Navigator

Once you hit the mark of being cancer free for five or more years, you may feel some sense of relief. But, you may also feel uncertainty or anxiety around your future. Why are those treatment effects still lingering? Will … Continue reading

So your girlfriend’s got cancer?

Breast cancer not only impacts the patient, but also the co-survivors (partners, spouses, siblings, parents and friends). In addition to the 12 profiles of young women affected by breast cancer, we also wanted to share the true impact of breast … Continue reading

Win a Trip for 2 to the We Can Survive Concert!

As a young survivor, you know that Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is here for you from the day of your breast cancer diagnosis through treatment and into survivorship. YSC is also here for you when it’s time to celebrate life! … Continue reading

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The Collateral Damage of Breast Cancer on Young Women

If October makes you cringe a bit, you aren’t alone. For many survivors and co-survivors, October’s breast cancer awareness campaigns are a constant reminder of what you have been through and may still be going through. We call it the … Continue reading

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On the Court with MetStar Amanda: Young Women Living with Advanced Breast Cancer

Amanda is an 8-year cancer thriver from Pennsylvania now living with metastatic disease.  We asked her to share a little about her journey and what has helped her along the way.  Amanda will be writing a quarterly blog for YSC. … Continue reading

A New Bond Becomes a Strong Bond

Many young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer feel alone.  Even for those with supportive families and friends, there’s sometimes a longing to connect with women who “get it.” To help alleviate this isolation, Young Survival Coalition will host … Continue reading

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Surviving Science?

Last December, a friend of mine who shares my interest in breast cancer research suggested that I apply for the Scientist – Survivor Program (SSP) at the annual conference of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). Having been through … Continue reading

Program Spotlight: Voices of SurvivorLink 


Young Survival Coalition’s SurvivorLink peer mentoring program has helped thousands of young breast cancer survivors by connecting them with trained volunteers who’ve been through similar situations. SurvivorLink Volunteer mentors are women from all backgrounds who were diagnosed at different stages: what they … Continue reading