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Tag – Identity

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This is the place for young adults with cancer

As a young adult with cancer we are largely a part of a minority. It (mostly) distances us from family, friends, colleagues, and love interests.

Nov. 22, 2017 | by Ashlinn Sarah Jane

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Look Good Feel Better helps Saint John mother with breast cancer

Sarah Ingalls was never much of a makeup user – until the 43-year-old Saint John mother of three was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year.

Oct. 25, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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Coping with the sexuality effects of treatment: An interview with a social worker

What we know is that almost all patients will experience some changes in how they feel about their bodies and how they function sexually.

Oct. 23, 2017 | by Dr. Both Sides

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Dr. Both Sides Connects: Answering uncomfortable questions on sexuality & cancer

About 85 percent of women have a sexuality problem or issue during cancer and at least half of them are distressed about it. Yet no one is talking about this.

Oct. 20, 2017 | by Dr. Both Sides

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Hair can be part of our identity - but it doesn't define me

I went through three different hair lengths before my stem cell transplant, each one getting shorter as time went on, until I decided to have my sister shave my hair off completely.

Oct. 12, 2017 | by Ashlinn Sarah Jane

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My last treatment: Not my most beautiful cancer memory

I was forced, as of that last day of treatment to find a way to create for myself a new “normal” life, while I felt like everything and anything other than “normal.”

Oct. 12, 2017 | by Gabrielle Fecteau

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Toronto comedian shares ongoing breast cancer battle to inspire others

Toronto’s Sandra Carusi has come a long way since her triple negative breast cancer diagnosis in April 2014.

Sept. 14, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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Five tips for living and loving life after cancer

You’ve been through so much with your diagnosis, your treatment, and your fear. It’s natural for you to feel relief, to worry, and to be afraid of what the future holds even after your doctor tells you your cancer is gone and your life is moving on.

Sept. 6, 2017 | by Georgia Gables

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How chemotherapy affected my reproductive health

After the stem cell transplant, I went almost 6 years without a period and no, they didn't come back naturally.

Sept. 6, 2017 | by Ashlinn Sarah Jane

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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: My will to live - not just survive

As a 28-year ovarian cancer survivor, I guess September is my month, and as such, I wanted to share my view on what has become known to many as "the disease that whispers."

Sept. 5, 2017 | by Sherry Abbott

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