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Breast Cancer

Have compassion for yourself

October 9, 2016, 4:10pm Breast Cancer

Be flexible, embrace comfort and have compassion for yourself. After diagnosis and during treatment, I redesigned my routines, habits and relationships. I took countless relaxing baths, slept as much as possible, wore very comfortable clothes and simplified my family's activities. Read story

Fight like a girl

October 9, 2016, 4:10pm Breast Cancer

"Fight like a girl!" This was etched into a pendant given to me by a dear friend when I fought and beat Stage 3 invasive breast cancer two years ago. She was so right. I needed that reminder daily as I went through months and months of chemo, bilateral mastectomy… Read story

Allow others to help

October 9, 2016, 4:10pm Breast Cancer

My biggest advice would be that you need to allow others to help you! Read story

Build a support system

October 9, 2016, 4:10pm Breast Cancer

My advice to women who have just been diagnosed or are undergoing treatment is to build your support system. That can include friends and relatives, other women who have been through treatment, a counselor, a massage therapist, a workout partner, a cancer support group, a church family. The emotional side… Read story

Empower yourself through knowledge

October 9, 2016, 4:10pm Breast Cancer

After the initial shock of hearing the "C" word, get a grip and go read everything you can. Learn as much as you can about your type of cancer. You can go to the internet, but be leery of which websites your information is coming from. Sitting down with a… Read story

Before her weekly chemotherapy sessions, Adrienne San Nicolas bought decorations, games and toys at the Dollar Store for parties in the chemo suite. Her friends, other patients and nurses all donned leis for this party, which had a tropical theme.

Vancouver woman faces her cancer by always looking for silver lining

Before her weekly chemotherapy sessions, Adrienne San Nicolas bought decorations, games and toys at the Dollar Store for parties in the chemo suite. Her friends, other patients and nurses all donned leis for this party, which had a tropical theme.

October 9, 2016, 4:10pm Breast Cancer

She was happily married, a stepmother to a compassionate 9-year-old boy and fulfilled by her job as a chiropractic assistant. But in the spring of 2015, Adrienne San Nicolas knew something was missing. Read story

Clinic offers hope to patients wanting kids

October 9, 2016, 4:10pm Breast Cancer

A cancer diagnosis can be life-altering on its own, but knowing that the treatment could jeopardize a woman’s fertility and potentially dash her hopes of having children can be downright devastating. Read story

You’re going to be OK

October 9, 2016, 4:10pm Breast Cancer

Take someone with you to appointments because you only hear part of what you're told (selective hearing), keep your sense of humor, use sunscreen during radiation, and walk if you're able to ward off the fatigue. Read story

Research your options

October 9, 2016, 4:10pm Breast Cancer

My advice to cancer patients is to breathe and to take as much time as needed to find the course of treatment that's right for them. It is critical to their life and quality of life that they do this. Read story

Let others help you

October 9, 2016, 4:10pm Breast Cancer

Let others help you, whether it's bringing meals, doing yard work or taking you to doctor appointments. Friends feel helpless and don't know what to do, so let them help in any way they can. Read story