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Finding Comfort in the Uncomfortable

For months I had unbearable cramps and excessive bleeding. Initially thought of to be fibroids or side-effects from my menstrual cycle, the doctor looked like a ghost when she saw a large mass had inverted my uterus and pushed my cervix into my uterus. 

July 27, 2021 | by Becky Shields

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For My Mother, Sonia

My experience is that of a caretaker for my mother Sonia, who battled lung cancer for 2 years. I moved to Canada when I was 18 and 5 months pregnant, I was a single mother, so my mom was my entire support system.

July 8, 2021 | by Rebeca Zavaleta

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Do you know Lemieux? Do you know about Lymphoma?

Twenty years ago, the glow of being a young mother was overshadowed by a sudden and rapid weight loss.

June 22, 2021 | by Aida Tahiri

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Rocking The "New Normal"

There’s no real way to describe what it’s like to be told you have cancer. From the moment the words leave the Oncologist’s lips to when it reaches your ears, time feels like it slows down and stands still.

June 3, 2021 | by Frances Barnes

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The Importance of the 'a-ha' Moment

Some of our most impactful journeys start at the most mundane of times. While thinking there was no way I was going to feel a pea-sized lump…I felt it. It was right there, and I couldn’t ignore it.

April 30, 2021 | by Dee-Jay Jodoin

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Why We Should All be ‘Team Liz’

This year felt like I couldn’t escape cancer. But with cancer, you don’t get any of that. I got to be ‘cancer person’.

April 28, 2021 | by Liz Nelson

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Love, Cancer, Support & Feeling Empowered

Sometimes, life is a beach. Sometimes, you’re told you have cancer on the beach.

April 23, 2021 | by Audrey Fraser

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Being a Young Adult with Cancer, Support is Paramount

At 25 years old, I was shocked, confused, and unaware of what was to come next when the doctor told me that the cyst I found was not benign. In fact, it was invasive.

April 12, 2021 | by Louise Bell

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Joined at the Hip and Ready to Face Cancer Along with my Mom

I distinctly remember telling my husband that I did not want to tell my mom that I had cancer. I nearly texted her, “by the way I have cancer.”

March 2, 2021 | by Victoria Falla-Lee

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Facing Cancer Together, As Mother and Daughter

If you were given the odds of 1 in 100,000 would you buy a lottery ticket? Well, I “won” the cancer lottery with those odds.

March 2, 2021 | by Laura Jean Falla

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