Young Survival Coalition was founded in 1998 by three young women who were all diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 35 to address a lack of information, support groups and research tailored specifically for this population. In the 15 years since, YSC has become the largest and most influential national nonprofit organization that supports young women affected by breast cancer. But, we still need to do more!!!
YSC’s wealth of resources and knowledge has come from listening to you, the women we exist to serve, and has helped us, with collaboration from the medical and research communities, develop programming just for you. Armed with these relationships and your feedback, YSC endeavors to reach and support the approximately 13,000 women aged 40 or under who are diagnosed in the U.S. every year … and we need your help!!!
To commemorate Young Survival Coalition’s 15th anniversary, we have been posting a “15 Facts” or “15 Tips” page on the 15 of each month on our website. Our lists began in January with YSC History and Accomplishments and will conclude in December. Upcoming topics will include: questions to ask your doctor, ways to give back to YSC, advances in treatment, ways to take your body back and intimacy. Have you seen these incredible resources and shared them with friends or family?
If you are a breast cancer survivor, a health care professional or someone interested in learning more because breast cancer has touched either your life or the life of someone you care about, we hope these lists will illustrate the scope of services YSC offers like YSC”s Newly Diagnosed Resource Kit, Helping Children Cope with Breast Cancer and the brand new What’s Next: A Young Women’s Post-Treatment Navigator.
If you are already familiar with our resources, attend a Face 2 Face local network (YSC F2F) or are a member of our online YSC Community or one of our dedicated volunteers, please take a moment to click the Facebook Like or Tweet buttons below and visit our Facebook page (or your favorite social media site) to share this month’s 15 Resources for Young Women or a previously published lists (see below).
Doing so will help us get the word out and meet the goal of supporting EVERY young woman in the U.S. who has been diagnosed with breast cancer! We cannot reach everyone who needs us without you!
Thank you all!
Previously Published Lists