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Tag – Side-effects

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My Top Surprising Realizations During My Cancer Journey

Being able to transform my appearance and to take back some of that sense of identity helped me drastically to heal.

Aug. 16, 2022 | by Tania Amardeil

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My Two Comforts in My Cancer Journey: Knowledge and Support

After I lost my hair, I attended a support group for the first time, at the Hearth Place in Oshawa, Ont. I was skeptical at first, to be honest. But I showed up and at first I didn’t talk, I just listened.

July 5, 2022 | by Tania Amardeil

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Embracing Community and a Sense of Normalcy in Beautiful New Brunswick

Despite my instincts telling me this was coming, it was still crushing news. You really don’t want to hear those words: “Yes, you have cancer.” My husband and I sat in the doctor’s office crying.

June 7, 2022 | by Tania Amardeil

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Never Too Old to Face Cancer Head on and to Feel Beautiful

I became upset with the continued reference to my age and that nothing could be done. I had lived almost 90 years and could accept death, but not until I could be at my granddaughter’s wedding in May 2022.

April 19, 2022 | by Tania Amardeil

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Standing Up and Speaking Up About Life with Stage 4 Cancer

There was something wrong with my health – I knew this truth in my bones. But every doctor I saw told me that I was just fine. In fact, they identified it as a mental health issue.

April 13, 2022 | by Tania Amardeil

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Black women and wigs

Hair is an essential part of many women’s identities […], and so some women find hair loss quite damaging to their esteem and self-concept, and they can experience this hair loss in a way that’s similar to grief.”

April 13, 2022 | by Tania Amardeil

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Survivor's Guilt: The guilt of letting go after cancer

As sad as this may be, or as weird as it may come across, I miss having cancer. Let me explain...

March 20, 2018 | by Adriana Lombardo

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Adjusting to and accepting my new post-chemo hair

The one thing I spent months wishing for and that I wanted more than anything in this world - my long hair - has proved to be a nightmare goal to achieve.

Feb. 28, 2018 | by Gabrielle Fecteau

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Why it's important to capture the 'not-so-good' moments

Through my years of treatment, I learned how important it is to capture those “not so good” days.

Feb. 13, 2018 | by Adriana Lombardo

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Life After Leukemia: My struggle with possible infertility

While undergoing treatment, one of my biggest worries was my capability to have children.

Jan. 19, 2018 | by Adriana Lombardo

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