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Oct
19

Whether it is as simple as visualizing a hot shower when your pain is searing across your chest after surgery or pushing yourself down a black diamond snow run, we visualize our win. Seeing yourself to the finish line is the imaginary line to your goal. It is said that Olympians have visualized the finish line countless times before the podium. Let's explore the mind that helps us get there. Read More

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Oct
01

Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day Central West Toronto/Mississauga Halton Oct 21. It is an empowering event to celebrate the completeness of breast cancer treatment and allow a woman to feel whole again. This may range from reconstructive surgery involving flaps or implants to choices of prostheses. This is an evening of information from Plastic Surgeons, General Surgeons, Genetic Counsellors and support groups including restorative areola tattooing, implant types and mastectomy shops. Everyone is dedicating their free time because you are worth it. Come out and join us. Read More

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Aug
31

I am not afraid; I have done fear. The Fearless Challenge invites awareness into the courage and bravery of cancer warriors by challenging people with their own fears for cancer support. There are no pink ribbons here. Just people taking steps into their own difficulties to recognize the world that goes unclear as the journey of cancer unfolds. Read More

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Aug
17

It is the biggest unmet need in the cancer pathway, no matter where you are in your journey and regardless of stage of disease. How can we deal with this? Is it the elephant in the room? Read More

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Jul
21

This was a proving ground for fear. I have done fear. We worked together, no one got left behind, mud and obstacle warriors of life. How symbolic. But what a feeling to wear the T-shirt and not let cancer take that away. Read More

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Mar 03, 2011

At 47, I was diagnosed with simultaneous bilateral invasive breast cancers. My world as a busy mum and doctor was in a tailspin as I underwent bilateral mastecomies, reconstuction, node sampling then axillary dissection, chemo then hysterectomy after significant BRCA mutation results. I then helped family members through BRCA testing and the difficult decisions. I made positive thinking cards to help me out of every hardship, push me forwards. Finding balance is hard after breaking my arm twice since then - I have difficulty with the slow down part! I am so grateful to be back at work, able to help people through the emotional side that comes with cancer - from Both Sides.

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