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YSC Position Papers

YSC Responds to Issues on Breast Cancer in Young Women


Using sound scientific data, these papers present our position on sometimes controversial issues. We provide the underlying journal citations on each position paper so you can read about the issues and decide for yourself.

American Cancer Society Updates Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

Our response to the October 20, 2015 article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) about changes in screening guidelines for mammograms and clinical breast exams. Read the YSC Statement.

JAMA Article on Breast Cancer Incidence

A February 26, 2013 article in JAMA discussed the incidence of breast cancer in the United States and concluded that the number of young women presenting with metastatic disease at initial diagnosis has been increasing over time. Read our response.

Ultrasound Recommendations and Breast Density Legislation

Our response to FDA Advisory Panel recommendations on the legislation of ultrasound and proposed legislation regarding supplemental screening for breast density. Read the YSC Statement.

Breast Cancer EARLY Act

In July 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 the Joint Statement.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for Breast Cancer

We made a statement in response to the American Cancer Society’s March 2007 guidelines for breast cancer screening with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Read the YSC Statement.

Breast Self-Exams (BSEs)

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

Join the Conversation

Learn more about the YSC research agenda and how you can get involved in breast cancer advocacy.

Connect with Others

Find women who know what it’s like to face breast cancer at a young age. The YSC community makes it easy to find and connect with other young survivors and co-survivors.

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