YSC 15th Anniversary Lists - September 2013

YSC's Post-Treatment NavigatorYour initial breast cancer treatment is over. Thought you’d be ecstatic, right? Instead, you may be exhausted, anxious, confused, not feel particularly healthy … or all of the above. YSC understands and provides tools, tips and information to help you find what you need and adjust to life post-treatment.

Check back on the 15th of each month to see 15 new facts or tips! Read more about our 15th anniversary lists here.



15 Ways To Embrace
the Next Stage of
Your Cancer Journey

Order your free copy. YSC’s What’s Next? A Young Woman’s Post-Treatment Navigator covering topics from what to expect from long-term side effects like chemobrain and lymphedema to sex, intimacy and fertility questions.

Take part in a glamour shoot. Remind yourself who that beautiful woman looking back at you from the mirror is.

Have a cast made of your chest. In partnership with Keep A Breast, YSC is using breast casting to bring the human body’s beauty back to survivors. Learn more and see Jennifer Merschdorf, YSC’s CEO, have her casting done.

Get sex and intimacy advice. It may feel like a very private topic, but YSC understands the changes your body has gone through during treatment. Have questions? Read more from Jean Rowe, YSC’s Program Manager, Survivorship & Support and resident expert.

Visit Nordstrom’s “We heart a great fit” event. Benefitting YSC, Nordstrom has certified staff for prosthetic fittings and of course gorgeous bras from top designers. Promotion runs October 25–26.

Share concerns about returning to work. Join YSC’s Community Boards and talk with other women who can guide you.

Become an advocate. Find out about efforts in your area.

Join free YSC webinars or teleconferences. Programs will be announced on YSC’s website, enewsletters and social media channels. Miss one? No problem …. They’re available online.

Get your body moving and embrace physical activity. Exercise releases endorphins brightening your mood. Take a walk, hop on a bike or maybe even belly dance.

Give the gift of your voice. Become a SurvivorLink volunteer, acting as a vital link between a newly diagnosed young woman and the YSC community.

Attend C4YW, the Annual Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer. Meet hundreds of survivors and attend workshops on healthy living, employment challenges, creating a family after cancer, body image concerns, scientific updates and more.

Train for a YSC Tour de Pink bike ride. Whether you ride three days and 200 miles or one day, it will be an adventure you won’t forget.

Be counted. Participate in a clinical trial. Working with medical researchers we have the power to establish impactful data.

Ease anxiety and stay connected. A fear of recurrence is natural. Long-term survivorship has its own set of issues. YSC can assist with planning your care and resources for managing your health.

Still need a wig? Get tips from Ford Warriors in Pink Model of Courage, YSC constituent and owner of Wigged Out, Tina.


Did You Know?

YSC released a print edition of the first ResourceLink Guidebook in 2007. It was re-issued in 2009. The third edition with an online complement will be available early 2014.

15th Anniversary Lists

In 2013, Young Survival Coalition celebrates 15 years of supporting women 40 and under affected by breast cancer. In the tradition of its founders, YSC pioneers research, information about treatment options and helps with the challenges and frustrations young women face when diagnosed. As the first organization to recognize these needs, YSC is highlighting our accomplishments as well as the cancer community’s each month in a new "15 Facts" or "15 Tips" list. Please check back each month to learn something new.