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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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World Health Day: 10 lessons learned from ovarian cancer

I often tell people I am a graduate of the University of Cancer because, as with most great challenges in life, the cancer journey is full of lessons. In honour of World Health Day, I will share some of those lessons.

April 7, 2017 | by Sherry Abbott

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World Health Day: Finding acceptance in ovarian cancer

Donna Pepin was diagnosed with ovarian cancer – a disease she knew very little about - at the age of 49.

April 7, 2017 | by Facing Cancer Together

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World Health Day: Getting through the dark days of leukemia

These are some of the things I did to help me get through some of those dark and challenging times to make myself feel good about ME.

April 7, 2017 | by Adriana Lombardo

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World Health Day: 15 ways to boost mental health during treatment

Having gone through cancer treatment myself for Hodgkin's Lymphoma, here are 15 ways to boost your mental well-being...

April 7, 2017 | by Facing Cancer Together

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World Health Day: 5 tips for balancing depression and breast cancer

To live with depression is one thing and to be diagnosed with cancer is another – but to deal with them simultaneously is a whole other ballgame.

April 7, 2017 | by Lindsey Finkelstein

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