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Archive – 2017

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Help your local Shoppers Drug Mart be a top fundraiser for LGFB

$5 from every $10 Holiday Beauty Gala ticket sold at Shoppers Drug Marts in the Prairie and Atlantic regiosn will go towards Look Good Feel Better, helping women with cancer feel like themselves again.

Nov. 3, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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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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