Taking a Stand: YSC Position Papers

Using sound scientific data, these papers present our clear position, supported by the evidence.

JAMA Article on Breast Cancer Incidence

YSC responds to the February 26, 2013, article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) about the incidence of breast cancer in the United States and their conclusion that the number of young women presenting with metastatic disease at initial diagnosis has been increasing over time. Read the full statement here.

Ultrasound Recommendations & Breast Density Legislation

YSC responds to recent FDA Advisory Panel recommendations on the legislation of ultrasound and recently proposed legislation regarding supplemental screening for breast density. Read or download the YSC Statement (pdf).

Breast Cancer EARLY Act

In July of 2009, YSC co-authored the Joint Statement on the Breast Cancer Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young (EARLY) Act of 2009 (H.R. 1740, S. 994). Read or download the Joint Statement (pdf).

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

YSC made a statement in response to the American Cancer Society’s March 2007 guidelines for breast cancer screening with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). YSC's Medical Advisory Board and Research Advisory Committee reviewed the statement. Read or download the YSC Statement (pdf).

Breast Self-Exams (BSEs)

This position paper helps answer questions that many YSC constituents have asked about Breast Self Examination (BSE) and early detection after recent studies. This information will help young women make informed healthcare decisions. Read or download the YSC Statement (pdf).