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.

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

A New Sense of Normal: Figuring Out Life After Breast Cancer

The end of treatment was both exciting and terrifying, much like riding a roller coaster, and I found the finish confusing. For months, I had a routine and aggressive therapy to fight the cancer, along with a great team of … Continue reading

Recognizing the LGBT Community

June is Pride Month – 30 days dedicated to taking a stand against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people to in order to promote their self-affirmation, dignity and equal rights, increase their visibility as a … Continue reading

Our Decision To Adopt

This month, with many of our thoughts focused on Mother’s Day, YSC featured a blog post on fertility and breast cancer, exploring options available to those who have experienced issues due to treatment. “Infertility After Breast Cancer” was a wonderful … Continue reading

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