The YSC Blog
For a long time after my initial diagnosis, I was afraid to feel hopeful. But working on my mental health helped me start gathering little sparks to lighten up my world.
Breast cancer bulldozed my facade of confidence and perfection. In their place I learned new ways to cope, and emerged a warrior of mental wellness.
To the outside world, I played the part of a healthy, normal single woman in her thirties. But cancer takes that confidence you should have in yourself that you are worthy enough to find a significant other.
When we’re battling breast cancer, so many factors affect our close relationships. Sometimes epiphanies lead us to evaluate them. It can feel like a battleground of its own.
To all the friends of a cancer fighter: It can be really scary to have a friend that is suffering. You may not know what to say. But, please don’t walk away.
It is very, very, difficult to feel sexy when you are bald, nauseous and one or two of your breasts have been removed. But I got there, and you can too.
At some point, young breast cancer survivors may experience the loss of a friend or member of their breast cancer community. The grief will feel like an emotional roller coaster. Because it is.
Your body handles an immense amount of trauma during and after cancer. Yet it persists. And though you may see it differently, you and your body remain the definition of beauty.
This will be my 4th year attending the YSC Summit. In the world of social media, we can stay connected thousands of miles apart but there is nothing like being surrounded by that community in person.
The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium is the largest in the world. Learn about scholarships to attend, what to expect, and a 2018 recap.
Weight gain is a common side effect during and after cancer treatment. YSC Summit Speaker Krystle Zuniga explains why body composition changes, and what you can do to live healthy.
Breast cancer treatment leaves behind scars that don’t always show up to the human eye. But your body is a friend who you can learn to trust and love again.
It isn’t easy to advocate for yourself when dealing with cancer treatment, but it’s worth it. This is your body, and you deserve to have your reconstruction decision respected.
Maintain a sense of peace during the holiday season by giving yourself the gifts of self-care!