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.

That’s What Friends Are For

I am writing this from Montreal, about 350 miles from my home in New York City. I came for my cousin’s wedding, and that was lovely—but I arranged my return trip around the chance to see my YSC friend Theresa, … Continue reading

A Recurrent Theme

People who have been diagnosed with breast cancer know what it’s like to have their lives eclipsed by an unwanted, malicious force. Your hopes and dreams get put on hold and the only approach is to fight. And fight. And … Continue reading

Dating With Breast Cancer

Dating is hard in today’s world, but try dating with cancer. There are so many questions on how to bring up the subject of your diagnosis when meeting someone new. Questions like, should I tell them that I have cancer? How … 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

15 Ways You Can Help a Young Woman Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

Hearing a young woman you love has been diagnosed with breast cancer can leave you feeling helpless. You may not know what to say or understand what she’s going through, but there are ways you can lend a much needed … Continue reading

Categories: YSC SYNC - Survivors

Nominated Cancer Kween

“Man, it’s a good thing that we’d been together for over 6 years because HOW could I ever explain this to anyone else?!” Yup, that was the first thought that ran through my mind when I was told I had to … Continue reading

Let’s Talk About Foobs

Does anyone want to talk about foobs? Sure, everyone wants to talk a lot about boobs. When am I going to get them? How big are they going to be? Some want bigger, some smaller, some have Instagram accounts full … Continue reading

Happy Father’s Day!

This Sunday is Father’s Day and we’d like to take time to recognize the important role father figures serve in supporting the young women in their lives facing breast cancer. These men are there for you from diagnosis through treatment and … Continue reading

Next Steps In Our Adoption

A few of weeks ago, my husband and I decided to move forward with adoption. I thought it might be helpful to provide some advice on next steps for those considering the same. After the first big step in deciding to adopt, you’ll need … Continue reading

Learning to Love My Body Again

In October 2015, I saw a post on the Young Survival Coalition (YSC) Facebook page about a show called “Skin Wars.” YSC is an organization that supported me after my breast cancer diagnosis. They were working with Skin Wars to reach young … Continue reading