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My Faith and My Boys – Support Throughout My Journey

I settled myself down and started to encourage myself – telling myself that I can get through this, and that lots of women had passed through this and survived. 

Sept. 20, 2022 | by Tania Amardeil

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Whether ‘Lioness’ or ‘Fluffy’, I am Katusha

For as long as I can remember my son’s nickname for me has been Lioness. Inspired by my full and bouncy curls, I felt empowered being likened to a fierce, independent, and protective animal like a lion.

Dec. 8, 2021 | by Katusha Lett

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But, What Will They Think of my Bald Head?

There aren’t many ways to prepare for cancer, but with enough research and appointments, you can eventually wrap your head around how to manage your diagnosis. Regaining your confidence, however, is a different journey.

Nov. 10, 2021 | by Loretta

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Loving Your Breast Assets

I have battled breast cancer twice. What I did not know during that time, was that my biggest battle was not the recovery from the physical scars, but from the emotional ones.

Oct. 1, 2021 | by Andrea Johnson

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For My Mother, Sonia

My experience is that of a caretaker for my mother Sonia, who battled lung cancer for 2 years. I moved to Canada when I was 18 and 5 months pregnant, I was a single mother, so my mom was my entire support system.

July 8, 2021 | by Rebeca Zavaleta

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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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Love, Cancer, Support & Feeling Empowered

Sometimes, life is a beach. Sometimes, you’re told you have cancer on the beach.

April 23, 2021 | by Audrey Fraser

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Being a Young Adult with Cancer, Support is Paramount

At 25 years old, I was shocked, confused, and unaware of what was to come next when the doctor told me that the cyst I found was not benign. In fact, it was invasive.

April 12, 2021 | by Louise Bell

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Joined at the Hip and Ready to Face Cancer Along with my Mom

I distinctly remember telling my husband that I did not want to tell my mom that I had cancer. I nearly texted her, “by the way I have cancer.”

March 2, 2021 | by Victoria Falla-Lee

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Facing Cancer Together, As Mother and Daughter

If you were given the odds of 1 in 100,000 would you buy a lottery ticket? Well, I “won” the cancer lottery with those odds.

March 2, 2021 | by Laura Jean Falla

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