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Category – Chemo & Treatment

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Do you know Lemieux? Do you know about Lymphoma?

Twenty years ago, the glow of being a young mother was overshadowed by a sudden and rapid weight loss.

June 22, 2021 | by Aida Tahiri

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Rocking The "New Normal"

There’s no real way to describe what it’s like to be told you have cancer. From the moment the words leave the Oncologist’s lips to when it reaches your ears, time feels like it slows down and stands still.

June 3, 2021 | by Frances Barnes

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Why We Should All be ‘Team Liz’

This year felt like I couldn’t escape cancer. But with cancer, you don’t get any of that. I got to be ‘cancer person’.

April 28, 2021 | by Liz Nelson

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Facing Cancer...Again: COVID & Resiliency

I have been diagnosed with breast cancer twice in my life. Once 25 years ago and again earlier this year.

Dec. 17, 2020 | by Shelley McKenna

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COVID, Cancer, and a Wedding: Andrea's Story

Breast Cancer, a global pandemic, my wedding: these are all things that have happened in 2020. While this year has not been exactly like I had planned, life rarely unfolds the way any of us envision it.

Nov. 3, 2020 | by Andrea Rodrigues

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Motherhood, Cancer, and Finding a Community Through it All

Becoming a parent can be one of the most life-changing times in a person’s life.  This holds true for Ember in more ways than one.

Oct. 8, 2020 | by Madina Tabesh

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Celebrating Our Community: The Universality of WINKing

Shari and Erinn amazing Look Good Feel Better volunteers, but they are also long time Shoppers Drug Mart employees! This unique experience allows Shari and Erinn to understand the importance of #WINKDay.

Aug. 17, 2020 | by Madina Tabesh

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How a Young Mom is Handling Cancer After Giving Birth

After giving birth to my second child I found out that I had a malignant 5 cm tumor in my breast that would likely require a mastectomy. I went through all sorts of emotions while experiencing the hormonal rollercoaster ride, I was already on from giving birth. I found it all unfathomable. 

June 18, 2020 | by Alison Kidd

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What's in My Chemo Bag?

I figured showing what all I bring to the hospital each chemo session might be interesting or helpful to some of you. So here we go!
 

Jan. 2, 2020 | by Stephanie Dawn Cansfield

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When mother and daughter face cancer together

Diagnosed with cancer one month apart from each other, Marie-Paule, and Mélissa find their strength in each other.

Last May, Marie-Paule received her ovarian cancer diagnosis at the age of 64. It came as a shock to the entire family as  she was the first person diagnosed with cancer in her family.

Against all odds, her daughter Mélissa was also diagnosed with cancer only a few weeks later – breast cancer, stage 2. She is 30.

Dec. 13, 2019 | by Suzanne Aranda

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