Category: Life After Diagnosis

Turn Your Passion Into Support

Turn Your Passion Into Support

Do What You Love While Supporting YSC It’s been an awesome month so far as we honor our many YSC Champions. These incredible individuals take time from their busy lives to help spread awareness that young women can and do get breast cancer. They go above and...
Court Approved! We’re Ready To Adopt

Court Approved! We’re Ready To Adopt

Our Adoption Process: Part 3 Last month, I offered an update on our adoption process and wanted to check back in. My husband and I had just submitted all our documents after undergoing quite a few steps, both administratively and emotionally. So far, I was most...
Just Keep Knitting

Just Keep Knitting

I’ve been a knitter off and on since I was twelve. In my thirties, I started getting serious about advancing my knitting skills and learning how to incorporate knitting into my career as a therapist. It was fun to challenge myself by learning new patterns and stitches...
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding After Breast Cancer

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding After Breast Cancer

My husband, Matt, and I had always planned to have at least two children. After my breast cancer diagnosis at age 27 while five months pregnant with our first child, we weren’t sure anymore. A normal pregnancy quickly changed into a high-risk one while I underwent a...
That’s What Friends Are For

That’s What Friends Are For

I am writing this from Montreal, about 350 miles from my home in New York City. I came for my cousin’s wedding, and that was lovely—but I arranged my return trip around the chance to see my YSC friend Theresa, a native New Yorker who now, with her husband and two...
A Recurrent Theme

A Recurrent Theme

People who have been diagnosed with breast cancer know what it’s like to have their lives eclipsed by an unwanted, malicious force. Your hopes and dreams get put on hold and the only approach is to fight. And fight. And when we’re done fighting cancer, we’re left...

Dating With Breast Cancer

Dating is hard in today’s world, but try dating with cancer. There are so many questions on how to bring up the subject of your diagnosis when meeting someone new. Questions like, should I tell them that I have cancer? How do I explain that I may not feel well...
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