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.

It’s OK, Mommy’s Here

We understand that facing cancer is difficult, especially so when diagnosed while raising children. Melissa Eppard, today’s guest blogger, really gets that. She understands the challenges of motherhood while facing breast cancer. She was diagnosed when her young son, Julian, … Continue reading

Mothers, Daughters & Alphabet Soup

I think most people would agree, open communication with your kids is a good thing. Unfortunately, when it comes to talking with our daughters about their risk of getting breast cancer, it’s not always easy. The acronyms alone are hard … Continue reading

It’s National Women’s Health Week!

As a woman who runs an organization focused on supporting women, I am psyched that this week is National Women’s Health Week. Did you know that today marks the start of an entire week to focus on woman’s health? How … Continue reading

Honoring My Shero, My Mom

It was the summer before fifth grade and I was buying fireworks for the 4th of July when my mom got the terrifying call from her doctor. I didn’t really understand what that meant at the time, but I remember sitting … Continue reading

Cheers to Our Nurses

Today marks the start of National Nurses Week in which we celebrate the important role nurses play in healthcare. As a young survivor, I personally understand the vital role nurses play when you’re diagnosed, through treatment and beyond. At the start, you have so … Continue reading

Tips from YSC Moms

For many mothers, one of the first reactions to being diagnosed with breast cancer is “What about my kids?” There is no one right way to help children cope because everyone is different. YSC has amazing staff who were mothers … Continue reading

Categories: YSC SYNC - Survivors

The Weight of Uncertainty

As we near the end of Stress Awareness Month, we’d like to share a blog written by Melissa Eppard, a young survivor, wife, and mother who lives in the Hudson Valley of New York. Melissa works as a Life Coach, … Continue reading

Infertility After Breast Cancer

Many young women may be diagnosed with breast cancer before having any children or may not be finished building a family at the time of their diagnosis. You may have many questions regarding whether breast cancer or its treatment will impact … Continue reading

10 Stress Reducing Tips for Young Survivors

STRESS — the word alone can be enough to make you feel anxious or on edge. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, “Stress can be defined as the brain’s response to any demand. Many things can trigger this response, including change.” … Continue reading

Categories: YSC SYNC - Survivors

Supporting Young Survivors and Paying It Forward

Today kicks off National Volunteer Week and we want to thank our amazing volunteers for their dedication and hard work! We could not begin to reach the nearly 12,000 young women diagnosed each year without each and every one of … Continue reading