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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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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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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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beYOUtiful: How I felt most beautiful with cancer

The day I shaved my hair my feelings towards myself and my own beauty began challenging those of the world. I felt most beautiful on that day.

Aug. 30, 2017 | by Gabrielle Fecteau

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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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This is what comforted me during cancer treatment

Today I'd like to talk about some of the things that were a comfort to me during my cancer treatments. I will go through some of the categories that are particularly difficult for cancer patients and talk about what within them helped get me through.

July 7, 2017 | by Ashlinn Sarah Jane

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