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Archive – June 2017

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My social life: Before and after cancer

My school rallied together and made a banner wishing me all the best and fast healing. People whom I hadn’t even really built a friendship with stepped forward to wish me well. It was overwhelmingly heartwarming to say the least...until it all stopped.

June 29, 2017 | by Adriana Lombardo

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How to make chemo manageable

I've come to realize that chemo would be so extremely different if I wasn't surrounded by the people who constantly make me smile and laugh.

June 29, 2017 | by Lindsey Finkelstein

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Adriana & Emily: Mother-daughter team battling cancer together

After two years of cancer treatment, 20-year-old Adriana and her mom Emily have inspiring positivity, but it took trial, error and time to get here. They share their tips on the caregiver-patient relationship.

June 29, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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I ran a half marathon to raise funds for the cancer I was diagnosed with

A little over three years ago I ran a half marathon to raise funds for blood cancer. It was a particularly special event for me as the afternoon before my departure I was given the coordinates of my bone marrow donor.

June 19, 2017 | by Ashlinn Sarah Jane

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When is breast cancer "beaten?"

Determining when breast cancer has been truly beaten is not so simple, and it may depend on a variety of factors.

June 19, 2017 | by Georgia Gables

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The follow-up: It wasn't a relapse afterall

Prior to my hip replacement surgery, I was told I had relapsed and would be needing a bone marrow transplant. My world had changed. I thought I was “free” from all treatment and that I would be able to move forward after my hip replacement.

June 2, 2017 | by Adriana Lombardo

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