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Addressing the Special Needs of Young Breast Cancer Survivors

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On this episode, Karolyn will talk to two inspiring young breast cancer survivors, Stacy Gagas and Amanda Nixon. Find out how to best support the special needs of young survivors. Both Stacy and Amanda also work with the Young Survival Coalition and will discuss their upcoming event that will be held in Orlando February 23-25. If you or someone you love is a young breast cancer survivor, you won't want to miss this show!


About Stacy Gagas

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Stacy Gagas, North Regional Outreach Manager, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 at age 29. Her personal experience and passion for supporting other young women makes her a perfect fit for YSC. Stacy has a BA in Psychology and a Master’s in Public Administration from Clark University. She is also a graduate of the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s Project L.E.A.D.  Stacy has volunteered on Capitol Hill advocating for breast cancer priorities, reviewed grants for the Department of Defense’s Breast Cancer Research Program, and worked at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute helping patients attain medications and other invaluable resources.


About Amanda Nixon


Amanda Nixon, West Regional Outreach Manager, knows all too well the challenges of facing breast cancer at a young age. Diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer in 2006 at age 27, she endured neo-adjuvant chemotherapy, Herceptin® infusions for one year, a mastectomy, additional chemotherapy, radiation, reconstructive surgeries, and lymphedema. Amanda has nearly a decade of cancer-specific nonprofit experience spanning programming, education, philanthropy, and international volunteer management. Amanda graduated from Sonoma State University with a bachelor's degree in business administration, completed the National Breast Cancer Coalition's Project LEAD® and has worked for the Keep A Breast Foundation and City of Hope.

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