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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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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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Survivor’s Guilt Part 2: Learning to Move Forward with My Past

Survivor’s guilt comes with a lot of emotions (as per my last blog). What I’ve learned to do this past month is to feel. Feel every emotion that comes moment-by-moment. It’s not easy because most of the time the feelings are unrecognizable – in the sense that I don’t know why they come when they come. I’m learning to slow down my thoughts so that I am able to recognize what triggers these emotions, if there even are triggers.

 

April 22, 2018 | by Adriana Lombardo

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Best friends navigate breast cancer together, diagnosed four days apart

This holiday season, help women like Lan and Yvette by donating to Look Good Feel Better and your donation will be matched by one of our corporate partners.

Dec. 8, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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Heritage Hero: Mississauga doctor on Both Sides of cancer treatment

Dr. Alexandra Ginty had to push outside of her comfort zone to attend Look Good Feel Better at Credit Valley Hospital in June 2010.

Sept. 22, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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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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Everything does not happen for a reason - especially cancer

It's problematic that we think we have any type of grasp or control over the outcome of anything let alone a potential life-threatening, rogue disease.

Aug. 4, 2017 | by Ashlinn Sarah Jane

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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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World Health Day: 10 lessons learned from ovarian cancer

I often tell people I am a graduate of the University of Cancer because, as with most great challenges in life, the cancer journey is full of lessons. In honour of World Health Day, I will share some of those lessons.

April 7, 2017 | by Sherry Abbott

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