Young Women Are Not Immune to Breast Cancer; The Medical and Breast Cancer Communities Are Overlooking Young Women with Breast Cancer
The Young Survival Coalition Reaches Out for Action, Advocacy and Awareness
NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Young Survival Coalition (YSC), a volunteer network of young breast cancer survivors and supporters headquartered in New York, is taking action during this National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The 60-member coalition comprised of young survivors is on a mission to alert America to the incidence of breast cancer in young women and the unique issues surrounding breast cancer through Action, Advocacy and Awareness. -- ACTION -- To increase the number of research studies, clinical trials and diagnostic tools which include the cause, a cure, early diagnosis, treatment, reconstructive options, and fertility issues. -- To improve funding for the cause, a cure, prevention, treatment, research, and support services. -- ADVOCACY -- To influence politicians and lobby for more funding, improved insurance coverage and healthcare policies. -- To advocate for a National Breast Cancer Registry -- AWARENESS -- To reach and educate healthy young women, young women at high risk, and young breast cancer survivors about breast health issues, early detection and support. -- To raise awareness among OB/GYN's, primary care physicians and surgeons about young women and breast cancer. Founded in November 1998, the YSC has developed a website, attended breast cancer advocacy conferences, lobbied on Capitol Hill, participated as a team at cancer fundraisers, spoken at universities and health fairs, and launched a campaign to enlist the sponsorship of corporate America for the YSC Foundation and its goals. For more information contact: Young Survival Coalition, 77 Fulton Street, #19K, New York, NY 10038; 212-577-6259. Website: http://www.youngsurvival.org.
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