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Archive – May 2017

Cane and pain-free: Adjusting to my new ceramic hip

I have never been so excited for an appointment as I was for this one. This appointment was going to determine whether or not all of my restrictions could get lifted – raised toilet seat, sitting on a wedge cushion, using a cane when I would go out, no bending, no twisting, the fear of sleeping in any other positon than my back...

May 26, 2017 | by Adriana Lombardo

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You're never 'too young' to have cancer

Despite comments that I was 'too young' to have cancer -- which I clearly wasn't considering I was there, recovering from leukemia -- the women were all friendly and kind ...This was just a microcosm of society's general difficulty in dealing with sickness in youth.

May 24, 2017 | by Ashlinn Sarah Jane

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Cook for your LIFE: Recipes and Nutrition for Treatment Side Effects

When I was going through cancer treatment, I found that there were many little things I could do when cooking to reduce my side effects. These recipes have been created with cancer side-effects in mind.

May 17, 2017 | by Cook for Your LIFE

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Handling life when you find out you have breast cancer

While there's no one right path that you can take to live with cancer, there are certainly things you can do to make sure that you are able to handle your life after your diagnosis.

May 16, 2017 | by Georgia Gables

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25 MORE: A birthday party with a cause

Burlington’s Tim Battaglia decided to get a little creative with his 41st birthday party. When one of his relatives couldn’t attend because of her battle with cancer, he decided to get a little philanthropic with it as well.

May 5, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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From blondie to baldie

When I first found out I had cancer, one of my first questions had to do with losing my hair as it was something I was so scared to lose.

May 2, 2017 | by Lindsey Finkelstein

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