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.

In Our Own Words: Young Survivors Share Real Stories and Advice

It’s almost October, and although that means it’s time to pull on a sweater, enjoy a spiced pumpkin latte and carve a pumpkin, it’s also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It can sometimes be overwhelming with so many messages about breast … Continue reading

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YSC’s New ONLINE Support Groups

A “support group” means different things to different people. For some, it might represent your most sacred circle of friends. For others, it might generate thoughts of a trauma you have experienced. I walked into my first YSC support group … Continue reading

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What do Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Adam Levine have in common?

The answer is…YSC!  No, I am not kidding! Three years ago, CBS Radio created a charity benefit concert called “We Can Survive” and they chose YSC as the beneficiary of their generosity. I am thrilled to announce that they are … Continue reading

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Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer as a Young Woman

A diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer (MBC) was the last thing I expected. I was a busy wife and dedicated mother to my seven-year-old daughter. I was the family breadwinner, working as a network engineer in Seattle’s fast-paced technology industry … Continue reading

Angelina Jolie Pitt Takes Control of Her Health and You Can, Too

All of us have heard the news about Angelina Jolie Pitt choosing to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed as a means of preventing ovarian cancer. Angelina Jolie’s message was “choose what’s right for you,” and the experts agree. She … Continue reading

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Living Our Best Life

2015 is a milestone year for me. Twenty years ago, I first heard the words: ‘You have breast cancer.” I was 27. Ten years ago, I heard those words again. When I made it five years cancer-free after that second … Continue reading

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