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COVID, Cancer, and a Wedding: Andrea's Story

Breast Cancer, a global pandemic, my wedding: these are all things that have happened in 2020. While this year has not been exactly like I had planned, life rarely unfolds the way any of us envision it.

Nov. 3, 2020 | by Andrea Rodrigues

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Motherhood, Cancer, and Finding a Community Through it All

Becoming a parent can be one of the most life-changing times in a person’s life.  This holds true for Ember in more ways than one.

Oct. 8, 2020 | by Madina Tabesh

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Dianne's Key Ingredients for Life: Passion & Purpose

Finding your passion is a life-long journey for many.  But Dianne Gamble found hers more than 35 years ago when she opened her mastectomy store. 

Oct. 8, 2020 | by Madina Tabesh

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A Three-Time Cancer Thriver, or How Caroline Gives Back to Her Community

Caroline will brighten up your day with her beautiful energy and genuine kindness!  A LGFB volunteer, Caroline loves helping women going through cancer feel better. To her, there is no better way to give back. When she started volunteering, Caroline was a two-time cancer survivor and has since gone through a third diagnosis. 

Aug. 19, 2020 | by Suzanne Aranda

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Celebrating Our Community: The Universality of WINKing

Shari and Erinn amazing Look Good Feel Better volunteers, but they are also long time Shoppers Drug Mart employees! This unique experience allows Shari and Erinn to understand the importance of #WINKDay.

Aug. 17, 2020 | by Madina Tabesh

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How a Young Mom is Handling Cancer After Giving Birth

After giving birth to my second child I found out that I had a malignant 5 cm tumor in my breast that would likely require a mastectomy. I went through all sorts of emotions while experiencing the hormonal rollercoaster ride, I was already on from giving birth. I found it all unfathomable. 

June 18, 2020 | by Alison Kidd

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Helping others understand that my 'new normal' is not 'back to normal'

"I'm sure you're happy to get back to feeling normal again since treatment ended."

My last chemotherapy date was January 27th 2017. 3 years ago. Nothing has been "normal" since. I know I am not alone when I say there are many silent and visible effects that come with cancer treatment - no matter how far out you are.

Jan. 20, 2020 | by Adriana Lombardo

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What's in My Chemo Bag?

I figured showing what all I bring to the hospital each chemo session might be interesting or helpful to some of you. So here we go!
 

Jan. 2, 2020 | by Stephanie Dawn Cansfield

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My LGFB Workshop Experience: Stephanie Stays Strong

I found out about Look Good Feel Better through the hospital I’m being treated at. It’s a workshop put on by a handful of amazing volunteers and it happens in cities all across Canada! (Be sure to look up their website to see where the nearest one is to you!) Basically, it teaches women (or people) going through cancer how to take back control of their situation and to feel just a bit better about themselves through beauty and skin care tips. They teach you about skin care, makeup, wigs and head wrap techniques. It’s not always easy looking at …

Jan. 2, 2020 | by Stephanie Dawn Cansfield

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When mother and daughter face cancer together

Diagnosed with cancer one month apart from each other, Marie-Paule, and Mélissa find their strength in each other.

Last May, Marie-Paule received her ovarian cancer diagnosis at the age of 64. It came as a shock to the entire family as  she was the first person diagnosed with cancer in her family.

Against all odds, her daughter Mélissa was also diagnosed with cancer only a few weeks later – breast cancer, stage 2. She is 30.

Dec. 13, 2019 | by Suzanne Aranda

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