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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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I'm Still Me, Even if my Hair Looks Different

Like many life-changing experiences, cancer can bring complex emotions and perspectives, whether you are ready for them or not.

Feb. 28, 2021 | by Patrice Neale

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Volunteer Highlight: Joan's Twenty-Eight Years of Dedication and Compassion

Volunteers and Team Leaders are arguably the backbone of any organization. This especially holds true for Look Good Feel Better.

Jan. 26, 2021 | by Madina Tabesh

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What They Don't Teach You About Facing Cancer a Second Time

People often think that you stop thinking about cancer the day you are in remission. Quite the contrary, cancer can impact your life for many years to come.

Jan. 14, 2021 | by Milena Commisso

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Facing Cancer...Again: COVID & Resiliency

I have been diagnosed with breast cancer twice in my life. Once 25 years ago and again earlier this year.

Dec. 17, 2020 | by Shelley McKenna

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Living in the Moment at a Look Good Feel Better Workshop

A few years ago I took part in a Look Good Feel Better workshop.  Having grown up in a Mary Kay household, I had heard of the program, but never in a million years would have thought that at 41 years young I would be in cancer treatment and be taking part myself.

Dec. 16, 2020 | by Kristie Haist

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Making room for me during treatment

No one could have prepared me for cancer. You can read people’s experiences and empathise, but being told, “it’s lymphoma” by a radiologist is a unique experience that you can never mentally prepare for.

Dec. 7, 2020 | by Aisha Quashie

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How I went from being a teenager facing cancer alone to finding my community...online!

Eighteen is not what I had imagined it to be. While my plans were to start university in the Fall of 2020, cancer had a different plan for me.

Nov. 30, 2020 | by Sarah Issa

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