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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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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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'I've walked in their shoes:' How a cancer diagnosis made this B.C. woman a better nurse

Kelley Adamson, a nurse in Surrey, B.C., thought she was able to empathize with her cancer patients – until she was diagnosed with the disease herself.

July 17, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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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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How to make chemo manageable

I've come to realize that chemo would be so extremely different if I wasn't surrounded by the people who constantly make me smile and laugh.

June 29, 2017 | by Lindsey Finkelstein

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When is breast cancer "beaten?"

Determining when breast cancer has been truly beaten is not so simple, and it may depend on a variety of factors.

June 19, 2017 | by Georgia Gables

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Handling life when you find out you have breast cancer

While there's no one right path that you can take to live with cancer, there are certainly things you can do to make sure that you are able to handle your life after your diagnosis.

May 16, 2017 | by Georgia Gables

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From blondie to baldie

When I first found out I had cancer, one of my first questions had to do with losing my hair as it was something I was so scared to lose.

May 2, 2017 | by Lindsey Finkelstein

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World Health Day: 5 tips for balancing depression and breast cancer

To live with depression is one thing and to be diagnosed with cancer is another – but to deal with them simultaneously is a whole other ballgame.

April 7, 2017 | by Lindsey Finkelstein

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Stronger than stigma: Breast cancer and my mental health

How could I be so young and have cancer? How will I be strong enough to cope with this disease? Will it affect my mental health? Will I be able to continue school? In the blink of an eye, my whole life changed and I feared that it would never be the same

March 17, 2017 | by Lindsey Finkelstein

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