I find it unfair that the world only recognizes us as survivors upon completion of a treatment plan. We are survivors from the time we first hear the words “you have cancer”. I celebrate your status, from beginning to forever!
October is coming, and so is the mixed blessing of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. How can we honor and respect everyone’s path, including our own, through an intense celebratory month?
We sat down with board-certified plastic surgeon and YSC Council of Advisors member, Dr. Constance Chen to talk about the July 2019 breast implant recall, and how to know if it affects you.
I will never be a mother to my own biological children. That decision was made for me. For anyone else coping with breast cancer fertility loss, I will say there is hope out there. You have to keep pushing forward.
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.
As a society, we need to encourage and support each other to love our bodies and take better care of them. At YSC, we’re committed to providing the resources you need during National Women’s Health Week and all year long.
When our family decided to go “eco” and “nontoxic,” I was beyond overwhelmed. Nine years into survivorship, empowering other women to live a cleaner and greener life is my passion.
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.
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.
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.
Sleep loss is common among cancer patients. Learn why and how to develop better sleep hygiene.
Infertility after cancer can bring a new set of challenges.