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Finding friendships through cancer: "They just get it."

As a nurse, Shelley has been helping patients navigate their health for years. But when she was diagnosed with aggressive Stage 1C breast cancer in the summer of 2017, she was thrust into a system she had spent years a part of – in a very different experience.

April 16, 2019 | by Allie Wiebe

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“Take it day-by-day. Do what’s best for you.”

One year ago, Jennie had just returned to her hometown of Napanee, Ontario, after a year teaching English in the UK. She was 25-years-old and was supply teaching locally when she came down with what she thought was the flu. Living in a town without a walk-in clinic, she made a trip to the ER after becoming concerned with how tired and short of breath she was feeling. 

March 29, 2019 | by Allie Wiebe

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How I Overcame Cancer Fatigue

During my two and a half years of weekly chemotherapy, I had no energy. Like I’m sure many of you can relate, getting out of bed was a struggle; the idea of getting dressed made my head hurt. I forced myself to get up, get washed and dressed and move my body to the couch. Although I had been an active person before my diagnosis, the possibility of anything remotely close to exercise felt so far away from me at the time.

March 22, 2019 | by Adriana Lombardo

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Behind the LGFB Breast Care Program

We surveyed women with breast cancer, like Yasmin, Eleanor and Julie, and found more than 60 percent weren't aware of the best options and fittings for post-surgery, treatment, and recovery. LGFB wants to change that. With the help of Anita Canada, LGFB has launched a new breast care component of the workshops, providing women with the information and support they need.
 

March 22, 2019 | by Allie Wiebe

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"I'm taking sickness to fitness."

Hey! It's been awhile since I've shared with you. I've been ‘busy’ with school, work, and trying to stay on my feet. ‘Busy’. That word has a whole new meaning now that I'm 'back to normal'. I've actually been working on a few things that I feel would be beneficial to share with all of you.

March 12, 2019 | by Adriana Lombardo

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Grit & Grace: Another year of 'Just one more rep' for women with cancer

After raising a tremendous $12,000 in support of Look Good Feel Better last year, Grit & Grace is back this February 2nd with an even bigger goal: $25,000 for women facing cancer and 1,000,000m rowed, for Laura.

Jan. 14, 2019 | by Allie Wiebe

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LGFB and Gorgeous You: Helping women feel their best

We thank Gorgeous You for helping us raise funds and share the Look Good Feel Better story so we can reach even more women facing cancer. From January 15 to March 31st, Gorgeous will donate 15% of all hats sales to Look Good Feel Better in support of women facing cancer.

Jan. 10, 2019 | by Suzanne Aranda

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“The first time we truly felt powerful and in control:” Best friends Look Good and Feel Better

You may remember we first met Lan and Yvette last year when they attended a Look Good Feel Better workshop together.

Best friends since grade two, the pair had already been through many life milestones together. They had seen each other through career successes, weddings, motherhood – and then breast cancer, receiving their diagnoses just four days apart.

Dec. 20, 2018 | by Suzanne Aranda

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What makes a good chemo buddy?

One thing you need during chemo is a buddy. Your chemo buddy is someone who will not only drive you to the hospital, but will provide snacks, laughs and sometimes silence… a very important role.
If you are ever in the market for a chemo buddy, here are some tips you may want to keep in mind.

Dec. 17, 2018 | by JC Chessell

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Hair today, Gone Tomorrow

I really didn’t expect to be so upset by my hair loss. I’d had short hair for as long as I could remember, thought it would be no big deal. My hair had been every colour under the rainbow, even, I think, my own. I had grown it out the year before my diagnosis, and kept it a pretty “grown up” blonde.

Dec. 17, 2018 | by JC Chessell

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