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Archive – January 2018

How to avoid stress while choosing cancer treatments & care options

Every decision one has to make as a cancer thriver is of importance since—you guessed it—it can have an impact on your survival! 

Jan. 30, 2018 | by Gabrielle Fecteau

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Grit & Grace: ‘Just one more rep’ in support of women with cancer

Laura Garofalo was an integral part of her Thornhill gym - even during chemotherapy treatments. That's why her friends and family have organized an annual fitness fundraiser in her honour.

Jan. 25, 2018 | by Larissa Cahute

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Life After Leukemia: My struggle with possible infertility

While undergoing treatment, one of my biggest worries was my capability to have children.

Jan. 19, 2018 | by Adriana Lombardo

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The mirror can be a scary thing

I’ve accepted the loss of hair but the lack of movement and extra weight has me feeling a way I’ve never felt before.

Jan. 8, 2018 | by Anyse Lebeau

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Breast reconstruction after breast cancer: Is it for me?

In my second edition of Dr. Both Sides Connects, I interview a plastic surgeon to get the answers to some important questions about breast reconstruction.

Jan. 5, 2018 | by Dr. Both Sides

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Here are four ways you can help the cancer survivor in your life

Don't let yourself believe that there's nothing you can do. Here are four thoughtful ways that anyone can support a cancer survivor.

Jan. 5, 2018 | by Georgia Gables

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You're never "too young" to have cancer

I highly recommend the LGFB services to anyone going through cancer treatment. It is an empowering way to take hold of your self-confidence when it is mostly out of your hands.


I sat among the middle aged women at a mere 22 years old, having been in remission under a year and still stark bald, and answered questions as to how someone as young as me could get cancer to the best of my ability.

Jan. 2, 2018 | by Ashlinn Sarah Jane

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