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What to expect when you’re not expecting cancer: Christa and Kate’s story

Christa and Kate are both young women, mothers, and in 2016, just 3 months apart, both diagnosed with terminal cancer. Kate was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer and Christa with metastatic cervical cancer.

Dec. 7, 2018 | by Suzanne Aranda

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“An experience unlike any I’d ever had.”

After being diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer, Denika Philpott was terrified and feeling vulnerable. It’s early on in her chemo treatments that her mother signed her up for Look Good Feel Better workshop. “It was an experience unlike any I’d ever had,” she says.

Nov. 26, 2018 | by

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'You can do this. You are stronger than you think': A letter to my before breast cancer self

You’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer.  Deep breath. Your future self is typing this, having a coffee, and planning on going to yoga and then work later. You made it! I thought I’d give you that spoiler alert to ease the biggest worry of your life.

Oct. 19, 2018 | by Kim MacDonald

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Making time for yourself

Like many women, Jutta has always loved putting on makeup everyday, but after undergoing chemo treatment, it almost became a challenge.

Jutta is a breast cancer warrior, as she likes to call herself. Still undergoing treatment today, she hopes to officially call herself a cancer survivor soon.

When diagnosed in November 2017, she was shocked and upset, to say the least. She first thought about her children, and then wondered if she would be losing her hair.

Oct. 19, 2018 | by Suzanne Aranda

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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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Being positive (most of the time) after a breast cancer diagnosis

While looking on the bright side of things when you have a cancer diagnosis may seem like an impossibility, know that by doing little things each day to put a positive spin on this experience, you can come out of this situation a better person.

Feb. 9, 2018 | by Georgia Gables

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This is why staying optimistic is the best treatment for cancer

Cancer is nothing anyone wants to deal with, but it’s not worth looking at in a negative light. You can’t change a diagnosis, but you can fight it with treatment and a good attitude.

Aug. 16, 2017 | by Georgia Gables

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Changing our perspective on cancer: In memory of Karen Zeppa Coyne

Karen Zeppa Coyne was a champion for living a fulfilling life with cancer.

Aug. 9, 2017 | by Facing Cancer Together

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Allow yourself an identity that isn't about cancer: In memory of Catherine Brunelle

On behalf of women and their families impacted by cancer and its treatment, dear friend Catherine, you will live on in our hearts forever. 

Aug. 2, 2017 | by Facing Cancer Together

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My first steps forward after being diagnosed with breast cancer

Your first step is to give yourself permission to experience and express all of the emotions affecting you. There is no right or wrong way to feel after a cancer diagnosis, so take your emotions one day at a time and accept them as they come.

July 13, 2017 | by Georgia Gables

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