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Archive – October 2017

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Look Good Feel Better helps Saint John mother with breast cancer

Sarah Ingalls was never much of a makeup user – until the 43-year-old Saint John mother of three was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year.

Oct. 25, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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Coping with the sexuality effects of treatment: An interview with a social worker

What we know is that almost all patients will experience some changes in how they feel about their bodies and how they function sexually.

Oct. 23, 2017 | by Dr. Both Sides

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Dr. Both Sides Connects: Answering uncomfortable questions on sexuality & cancer

About 85 percent of women have a sexuality problem or issue during cancer and at least half of them are distressed about it. Yet no one is talking about this.

Oct. 20, 2017 | by Dr. Both Sides

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What would happen if we redefined 'brave?'

Yes, I always found a reason to smile, but knowing that each breath that I took from the moment that I woke up until the moment I went to sleep was a fighting breath, made things a little scary for a 17-year-old.

Oct. 18, 2017 | by Adriana Lombardo

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Hair can be part of our identity - but it doesn't define me

I went through three different hair lengths before my stem cell transplant, each one getting shorter as time went on, until I decided to have my sister shave my hair off completely.

Oct. 12, 2017 | by Ashlinn Sarah Jane

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My last treatment: Not my most beautiful cancer memory

I was forced, as of that last day of treatment to find a way to create for myself a new “normal” life, while I felt like everything and anything other than “normal.”

Oct. 12, 2017 | by Gabrielle Fecteau

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Heritage Hero: Two-time cancer survivor, ambassador Sherry Abbott

Her transformational role dates to 1989 – before the charity was founded –  when she was diagnosed with advanced metastatic ovarian cancer at just 30-years-old.

Oct. 10, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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Heritage Hero: Edmonton oncology nurse with firsthand LGFB experience

While Edmonton’s Christine Meikle has been an oncology nurse for nearly 30 years, she never knew much about Look Good Feel Better – until she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Oct. 10, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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Heritage Hero: Charlottetown volunteer Jacinta Stewart

Jacinta Stewart has been volunteering on Prince Edward Island for 21 years.

Oct. 8, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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Heritage Heroes: The oncology team who developed LGFB in Canada

Dr. Denny DePetrillo, Dr. Jennifer Blake and oncology Nurse Leslee Thompson, with the help of two-time cancer survivor Sherry Abbott, broke ground in making people aware of the importance of quality of life when it comes to cancer care.

Oct. 8, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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