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Finding Confidence With Each Challenge

When Kim Angell was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 34, it was a total shock.

While lying in bed one night, Kim had a thought out of nowhere to do a self-exam. “I had just seen my doctor eight months before and the breast exam was clear,” she remembers, “I never though in a million years that I would find anything.”

Aug. 2, 2018 | by Suzanne Aranda

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The Wind in My Hair: A Moment of Pure Happiness

A few months back, my mother stood in front of many to tell our story. She was speaking to a group of local francophone women to help explain why she brought Look Good Feel Better to our hometown, Timmins, Ontario. She spoke both of the program and of her experience as a caregiver to her daughter - me. 

She spoke of our favourite memory. 

 

July 10, 2018 | by Gabrielle Fecteau

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Daughter turns birthday wishes into gift for women with cancer

Gail Weiler attended a Look Good Feel Better workshop when she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2005.

Ten years later her daughter, Andrea, took to Twitter to give back to the program that helped her mother during the difficult time for their family.

June 21, 2018 | by Allie Wiebe

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I Got It from My Mama

With May being the month of celebrating Mothers (although it should be all year round), this blog is dedicated to the woman who held the table I leaned on for me during lumbar punctures; the woman who would run over to me while I threw up even when I wanted her nowhere near me; the woman who knew how not to treat me differently; the woman who kept it all together even when it felt impossible – I am PROUD to call her my Mom.

May 23, 2018 | by Adriana Lombardo

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Oncology Nursing Day: Celebrating our major supporters

In honour of Oncology Nursing Day today, Tuesday April 3, 2018, we’re celebrating these amazing nurses. Look Good Feel Better wouldn't exist without them.

April 2, 2018 | by Larissa Cahute

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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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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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Five things to say when your loved one has cancer

A cancer diagnosis can impact the life of loved ones and family significantly, I know it affected mine.

April 21, 2017 | by Georgia Gables

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Oncology Nursing Day: Celebrating LGFB's major supporters

Brampton’s Lollita Rahaman, clinical nurse educator at William Osler Health System, can easily recall one of the most difficult moments from her nearly 20-year career of working the oncology floor. "I remember one patient in particular, who didn't have a good prognosis," Lollita said.

April 3, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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Riding Shotgun: Dealing with cancer as a male caregiver

“I struggled with the prospect of losing the most important person in my life, but also with the helplessness that you feel along the way,” Don says. “It’s a peculiar, male notion, that idea that ‘I’ll fix this’. But with cancer, that’s not going to happen.”

Feb. 28, 2017 | by Facing Cancer Together

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