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Archive – February 2017

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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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Leaning in and looking back: My decision to dive into a new job while battling breast cancer

The day I was diagnosed with a breast cancer recurrence – stage 4 seriousness, was the first time the word ‘disability’ was mentioned. 

Feb. 16, 2017 | by Bumpy Boobs

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On the Mend: A ‘be prepared' list from an experienced patient and survivor

I have decided to count well days now. We overlook them – it's all about perspective.

Feb. 16, 2017 | by Dr. Both Sides

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My love affair with hats and scarves after cancer

I still find myself wearing hats and head coverings A LOT. And I love it! Today, I wear them out of personal freedom and choice but wearing hats during my treatment is forever a memory...

Feb. 9, 2017 | by JC Chessell

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