The Young Breast Cancer Survivorship (YBCS) program is a component of the UCLA-LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center of Excellence. Our program is dedicated to identifying support services in the Los Angeles region for young women survivors of breast cancer (ages 21-45 at diagnosis).
Younger women with breast cancer face a variety of unique challenges associated with being diagnosed with cancer at a young age. Specifically, we focus on age-related survivorship concerns, such as greater psychosocial distress—depression, cognitive changes, sexuality and intimacy, career changes—as well as unique health conditions such as premature menopause and infertility.
The YBCS program seeks to enhance outcomes for young breast cancer survivors in the Los Angeles County region by helping to coordinate services that will be tailored to this unique population and its unique needs.
What We Do
We have developed a psychosocial program that provides educational services/resources to community members via our partnerships with Torrance Memorial Medical Center - Cancer Resource Center, UCLA-Olive View Medical Center’s AVON Cares for Life program, and the Simms Mann Integrative Oncology Center at UCLA.
We are collaborating with community organizations to these resources. Our website, www.ybcs-ucla.org is an online resource center for information, education, psychosocial support and linkages to services in the Los Angeles region that are focused on young breast cancer survivors.
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Vickie Williams, Project Coordinator
Phone: (310) 794-5818
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weSPARK Cancer Support Center, Cancer Support Community, Susan G. Komen Los Angeles Affiliate, Fertile Action