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You're never 'too young' to have cancer

Despite comments that I was 'too young' to have cancer -- which I clearly wasn't considering I was there, recovering from leukemia -- the women were all friendly and kind ...This was just a microcosm of society's general difficulty in dealing with sickness in youth.

May 24, 2017 | by Ashlinn Sarah Jane

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Cook for your LIFE: Recipes and Nutrition for Treatment Side Effects

When I was going through cancer treatment, I found that there were many little things I could do when cooking to reduce my side effects. These recipes have been created with cancer side-effects in mind.

May 17, 2017 | by Cook for Your LIFE

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Handling life when you find out you have breast cancer

While there's no one right path that you can take to live with cancer, there are certainly things you can do to make sure that you are able to handle your life after your diagnosis.

May 16, 2017 | by Georgia Gables

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25 MORE: A birthday party with a cause

Burlington’s Tim Battaglia decided to get a little creative with his 41st birthday party. When one of his relatives couldn’t attend because of her battle with cancer, he decided to get a little philanthropic with it as well.

May 5, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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From blondie to baldie

When I first found out I had cancer, one of my first questions had to do with losing my hair as it was something I was so scared to lose.

May 2, 2017 | by Lindsey Finkelstein

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My first steps after a total hip replacement

On our way back towards my room, there was the set of stairs which I knew I would have to eventually learn. The physiotherapist caught me eyeing them and asked if I found myself ready to try those four steps. I was honest in my response when I said, “I won’t know if I’m ready unless I try.”

April 28, 2017 | by Adriana Lombardo

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Five things to say when your loved one has cancer

A cancer diagnosis can impact the life of loved ones and family significantly, I know it affected mine.

April 21, 2017 | by Georgia Gables

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What I’ve been waiting for: A brand new hip

To tell you the truth, I was more excited than nervous on the hours leading up to my hip replacement surgery, because it is something I have been waiting for for what seems like forever to me.

April 13, 2017 | by Adriana Lombardo

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Cooking through cancer: Antioxidant-rich recipes for treatment and beyond

It can seem difficult to eat more fruits and vegetables, especially if they haven’t been a big part of your diet until now. Here are some of our favorite delivery systems (aka recipes) for getting in your antioxidant fruits and veggies!

April 13, 2017 | by Cook for Your LIFE

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'Above and beyond:' Darlene Olsen, volunteer/fundraiser extraordinaire

When Darlene Olsen organized her first fundraiser for LGFB, she put down $10,000 of her own money to secure a venue – she admits, it was a bit daunting. But she's since organized countless events for the charity, raising more than $200,000 over the past decade.

April 11, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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