Category: Life After Diagnosis

Our Decision To Adopt

Our Decision To Adopt

This month, with many of our thoughts focused on Mother’s Day, YSC featured a blog post on fertility and breast cancer, exploring options available to those who have experienced issues due to treatment. “Infertility After Breast Cancer” was a wonderful and informative...
It’s OK, Mommy’s Here

It’s OK, Mommy’s Here

We understand that facing cancer is difficult, especially so when diagnosed while raising children. Melissa Eppard, today’s guest blogger, really gets that. She understands the challenges of motherhood while facing breast cancer. She was diagnosed when her young son,...
Mothers, Daughters & Alphabet Soup

Mothers, Daughters & Alphabet Soup

I think most people would agree, open communication with your kids is a good thing. Unfortunately, when it comes to talking with our daughters about their risk of getting breast cancer, it’s not always easy. The acronyms alone are hard to keep straight; BRCA, ER+,...
Good Sex Starts Within

Good Sex Starts Within

We’re closing out Women’s Health Week with a round-up of our favorite tips for a healthy sex life during and after cancer treatment. Sex drive and sexual desire is often tied to our general health. But, let’s face it: whether you’re single or in a relationship, sex...
Born to Move

Born to Move

We are born to move. And when I say move, I mean something as simple as walking two blocks instead of hopping in your car. Exercise is great, but I’m simply referring to an active vs. sedentary lifestyle. According to the research of Dr. Oliver Glass at Duke...
Take Charge of Your Diet!

Take Charge of Your Diet!

Proper nutrition is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. A good diet is even more important for young women facing breast cancer. Some types of chemotherapy may leave women with challenging weight problems—they can cause survivors to gain weight in a particular...
It’s National Women’s Health Week!

It’s National Women’s Health Week!

As a woman who runs an organization focused on supporting women, I am psyched that this week is National Women’s Health Week. Did you know that today marks the start of an entire week to focus on woman’s health? How cool is that? Translation: it’s never too early to...

Honoring My Shero, My Mom

It was the summer before fifth grade and I was buying fireworks for the 4th of July when my mom got the terrifying call from her doctor. I didn’t really understand what that meant at the time, but I remember sitting with my mom and grandparents with tears streaming...
Cheers to Our Nurses

Cheers to Our Nurses

Today marks the start of National Nurses Week in which we celebrate the important role nurses play in healthcare. As a young survivor, I personally understand the vital role nurses play when you’re diagnosed, through treatment and beyond. At the start, you have so...
Tips from YSC Moms

Tips from YSC Moms

For many mothers, one of the first reactions to being diagnosed with breast cancer is “What about my kids?” There is no one right way to help children cope because everyone is different. YSC has amazing staff who were mothers of young children when they were first...
The Weight of Uncertainty

The Weight of Uncertainty

As we near the end of Stress Awareness Month, we’d like to share a blog written by Melissa Eppard, a young survivor, wife, and mother who lives in the Hudson Valley of New York. Melissa works as a Life Coach, writer and artist. Her inspiring blog focuses on healing...
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