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The Other Side of Cancer

As part of our series on taking care of ourselves, I welcome Mariarosa to share her story on how helping yourself helps everyone around you. Read More


It wasn't until I was confined to my hospital bed that I recognized the importance of making time to put myself first. But when you put your self first, you create a better you. Read More


For many of us a cancer diagnosis can unleash as many emotional symptoms as physical ones; but because we are so focused on treating the physical aspects of the disease, we often don’t expect the impact of the emotional fallout from cancer. We are starting the conversation around the Cancer Blues so that women can get the support they need to for any emotional distress they may be experiencing along with the medical treatment they need. Read More


Today, not only do I celebrate my birthday, I also celebrate 25 years being cancer free. I often tell people I am a graduate of the University of Cancer because, as with most great challenges in life, the cancer journey is full of lessons. As I celebrate, I’d like to share 25 lessons I’ve learned from diagnosis until today. Read More


When you’re diagnosed with cancer, you know to expect physical symptoms. But many of us don’t expect the emotional symptoms that come with the diagnosis and the treatment. We call this emotional fallout the Cancer Blues and on World Cancer Day, we want to get the world talking about this often overlooked cause. Read More

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As a long-term ovarian cancer survivor, I am thrilled that cancer that once threatened my life is gone from my body.  Even now, two decades after my diagnosis, I am reminded daily of the impact of cancer on my life.  I know without a doubt, that because of the positive support I received, my spirit rallied to see me through the most challenging of times.  As the Executive Director of the CCTFA Foundation, I couldn’t be more proud of the opportunity to support women with cancer through Look Good Feel Better and Facing Cancer Together.

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