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This 18-year-old cancer survivor is WINKing to let women know it’s O.K. to ask for help

Anjali Sachdeva was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at just 16-years-old.

The diagnosis – an incidental finding after a routine scoliosis scan – came as a shock to the young teen and her family.

Unwilling to miss out on her education, Anjali stayed enrolled at St. Clement’s School throughout her four cycles of chemotherapy.

June 12, 2018 | by

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WINK for Inspiring Women Like Amirlyn

For #WinkDay on June 14, she’s winking to let women know Look Good Feel Better exists and that they don’t have to go through this alone.
You can help women like Amirlyn by posting your best wink to social media with #WINKDay. For every post, Shoppers Drug Mart will donate $5 to Look Good Feel Better, helping women with cancer feel like themselves again.

 

May 31, 2018 | by

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I Got It from My Mama

With May being the month of celebrating Mothers (although it should be all year round), this blog is dedicated to the woman who held the table I leaned on for me during lumbar punctures; the woman who would run over to me while I threw up even when I wanted her nowhere near me; the woman who knew how not to treat me differently; the woman who kept it all together even when it felt impossible – I am PROUD to call her my Mom.

May 23, 2018 | by Adriana Lombardo

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Teachings Learned From Wearing My Headscarf

It is still a mystery why it has bothered me so much to wear my headscarves since I started growing my hair after chemotherapy treatments. I repeatedly expressed that I felt I had lost the right to wear such a symbol used by many cancer thrivers to reclaim a sense of beauty and power for themselves. I believe it was also an attempt on my part to avoid the judgment of others and of myself. 

 

May 23, 2018 | by Gabrielle Fecteau

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Survivor’s Guilt Part 2: Learning to Move Forward with My Past

Survivor’s guilt comes with a lot of emotions (as per my last blog). What I’ve learned to do this past month is to feel. Feel every emotion that comes moment-by-moment. It’s not easy because most of the time the feelings are unrecognizable – in the sense that I don’t know why they come when they come. I’m learning to slow down my thoughts so that I am able to recognize what triggers these emotions, if there even are triggers.

 

April 22, 2018 | by Adriana Lombardo

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Oncology Nursing Day: Celebrating our major supporters

In honour of Oncology Nursing Day today, Tuesday April 3, 2018, we’re celebrating these amazing nurses. Look Good Feel Better wouldn't exist without them.

April 2, 2018 | by Larissa Cahute

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Survivor's Guilt: The guilt of letting go after cancer

As sad as this may be, or as weird as it may come across, I miss having cancer. Let me explain...

March 20, 2018 | by Adriana Lombardo

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Adjusting to and accepting my new post-chemo hair

The one thing I spent months wishing for and that I wanted more than anything in this world - my long hair - has proved to be a nightmare goal to achieve.

Feb. 28, 2018 | by Gabrielle Fecteau

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How to stay strong mentally and physically during cancer treatment

Cancer diagnoses aren’t easy to deal with, but there are plenty of ways to manage your cancer diagnosis and live a full and happy life.

Feb. 28, 2018 | by Georgia Gables

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Why it's important to capture the 'not-so-good' moments

Through my years of treatment, I learned how important it is to capture those “not so good” days.

Feb. 13, 2018 | by Adriana Lombardo

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