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Stronger than stigma: Breast cancer and my mental health

How could I be so young and have cancer? How will I be strong enough to cope with this disease? Will it affect my mental health? Will I be able to continue school? In the blink of an eye, my whole life changed and I feared that it would never be the same

March 17, 2017 | by Lindsey Finkelstein

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Life after cancer: What became reality to me

I am an Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (A.L.L.) survivor. I was diagnosed on December 1, 2014 and had my last chemo January 27, 2017. During those two full years of treatment - once a week, might I add - I kept searching for that light. I wanted to know that it would soon be over and that I could “move on.”

March 16, 2017 | by Adriana Lombardo

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The reality of life and death after a leukemia diagnosis at 21-years-old

I was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) at 21-years-old and needed immediate treatment. After my first week-long induction treatment, I was still riddled with abnormal white blood cells and life -- or death -- got really real, really fast. 

March 10, 2017 | by Ashlinn Sarah Jane

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Riding Shotgun: Dealing with cancer as a male caregiver

“I struggled with the prospect of losing the most important person in my life, but also with the helplessness that you feel along the way,” Don says. “It’s a peculiar, male notion, that idea that ‘I’ll fix this’. But with cancer, that’s not going to happen.”

Feb. 28, 2017 | by Facing Cancer Together

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The new Look Good Feel Better: Giving women back their womanhood

After 25 years in Canada, Look Good Feel Better has a new look and feel. Since its inception, LGFB has talked a lot about helping women face cancer with confidence. While these workshops continue to help women across the country, there’s a lot more to it.

Feb. 27, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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Mental health and cancer: An introduction to Ashlinn Sarah Jane

Living with an ever-evolving diagnosed mental health disorder from the age of 18 has been a struggle, but when I was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) at 21 my whole world turned upside down.

Feb. 26, 2017 | by Ashlinn Sarah Jane

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How a young teen put her life on hold after a Hodgkin’s Lymphoma diagnosis

Like most 18-year-olds, Melissa Baker spent the summer of 2016 preparing for her first year of university.

Feb. 20, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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Staying positive after an endometrial cancer diagnosis

Cancer has taken a lot from Terrilynn Ho – including her dream to be a mother. “My whole life I wanted to be a parent and now I can’t have a biological child...

Feb. 19, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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'The New Adriana:' A teen's changed perspective after leukemia

Adriana Lombardo had her senior year of high school at St. Joseph’s College all planned out. She was going to join the soccer team, graduate with her friends, then study...

Feb. 18, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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The side effect no one talks about

Lisa Skelding has been a social worker for 25 years and, since 2007, has worked as a sex therapist, focusing on couples who have faced cancer. 

Feb. 16, 2017 | by Lisa Skelding

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