The YSC Blog
As a young woman with metastatic cancer, even at the breast center I was an outlier in a field of healthy people, with healthy breasts, receiving screenings for a disease they don’t fully understand.
Cancer cut to the quick when my hair started to fall out. But I was reminded that beauty is not just what I am, but who I am. I am not my hair.
At just 25 years old, Shante’s medical team assured her the lump she found was unlikely to be cancer. Eventually diagnosed with ER+ breast cancer, she’s been advocating for herself ever since.
I don’t know what it was about 28, but I had high expectations that THIS was going to be the year my life changed—and it did, but not in the way I imagined.
One of the most difficult parts of living with metastatic breast cancer in my thirties has been the challenge of explaining my symptoms and side effects. I don’t always fully understand them myself.
Our new vision from this day forward is a world where ALL young adults facing breast cancer can say with confidence… “This is my YSC.”
Having cancer is tough enough as it is. Having cancer while parenting is downright exhausting. What worked for me was having a “one day at a time” perspective and an “it takes a village” mentality.
Over the last eight years, the spirit of teamwork created by the Congressional Women’s Softball Game has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to support young adults with breast cancer.
In 2018, YSC teamed up with fashion designer Kelly Faetanini to gift two young breast cancer survivors the wedding dresses of their dreams. This is Christina’s story of advocacy and empowerment.
Cancer may affect your beauty routine or everyday appearance. But it can not, will not, and has not touched your beauty – just illuminated it. Pamper yourself and combat those changes in five easy steps.
To the outside world, I pretended having cancer was the easiest thing to face while inside I was in a mental war. I didn’t realize cancer was something so unbelievably traumatic.
Radiation tattooing isn’t the best option for everyone. But companies like Vision RT are pioneering safer techniques that eliminate tattoos and give breast cancer patients more control over their treatment.
None of us knows how long we have left. Noticing details, becoming aware of our senses, being curious and having compassion for ourselves can all help anchor us here in the present.
Training for the Olympics and going through breast cancer treatment seem like they have nothing in common. But Olympic Gold Medalist, Kikkan Randall, recently told YSC they’re a lot alike.