Who We Are

Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the premier global organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. YSC offers resources, connections and outreach so women feel supported, empowered and hopeful.

A Circle Grows From Three: YSC Background

YSC grew out of the experiences of three young women facing many of the same challenges as you. Our founders, all diagnosed with breast cancer before age 35, saw the need for better information, support and research for young women facing this disease. Exemplifying the conviction that still characterizes our constituents, they went ahead and did something about it, creating YSC in 1998.

Facing Challenges Together

YSC helps young women stand strong against the many unique challenges our population faces. Unlike post-menopausal women with breast cancer, we deal with higher mortality rates, fertility issues and the possibility and ramifications of early menopause.

In YSC’s network of young women, however, those challenges can look more like opportunities to accomplish shared goals. YSC works with its members to:

  • Advocate for more research on young women and breast cancer
  • Educate young women about the importance of breast self-awareness and knowledge
  • Serve as a community of support for young women with breast cancer

Through it all, YSC helps women find meaning, comfort and hope during one of the most challenging experiences of their lives.

YSC Diversity Statement

YSC is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming community to everyone. YSC does not discriminate. Our Diversity Program aims to make YSC a place where women of all backgrounds can come together—women of color, women who partner with women, and women of various socioeconomic backgrounds, cultures and disabilities. To better serve all women, YSC hosts an online diverse community and partners with organizations that provide resources to people from specific backgrounds .

Please contact us for more information.