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2016 Review: My Scars are Beautiful

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2016, you have taught me that my scars are beautiful! I started the year bald as Mr. Clean! Much of the year I battled accepting my “new” cancer look as every strand of hair left my body… and I mean every strand! I worked my way into February as I battled severe reactions to chemo, practically scaring my family half to death each time they would pump the poison through my port. I finished 12 rounds of chemo, then had my double mastectomy in April. Oh I almost forgot, my Tata to the tatas party! My hair slowly began to grown back and soon enough I looked like a chinchilla! My sister of course helped me through as her locks grew back after she shaved her head late last year, we battled the awkward stages together! I went through many painful expander fills then faced my next cancer hurdle of 30 rounds of intensive radiation! Now we cant forget our dear puppers Izzy beating cancer as well! He too went through two rounds of chemo and multiple major surgeries… we are both so blessed to be cancer free today!  I had begun battling many of the residual treatment side effects like fatigue, hot flashes, and pain, then I was forced to find a new job towards the end of summer because working in acute care was just too much for my damaged body. Luckily, I accepted my dream job working with kids come September! Finally, life was restarting! 

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Just One Resolution

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Many people have already written down the things they want to accomplish next year. I’ve never been big on resolutions because quite frankly they’ve always seemed so cliché. However, going into 2017, I’ve decided to write down just one resolution—LIVE! No, I don’t feel as though the end is near. I feel like I’ve gone … Continue reading Just One ResolutionRead More

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Emma shares her experience managing fatigue with secondary breast cancer

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Behind the Walls of San Quentin: How These Prisoners Are Helping Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

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The noble efforts of San Quentin’s inmates show how people from all walks of life can raise breast cancer awareness…. Read More

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6 Celebrities Who Continued Their Success After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

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Cancer hits nearly every family at some time, and it’s important for everyone to share stories of triumphs and grief associated with the disease. Due to their celebrity status, certain actors, musicians and other well-known people have the ability to share their stories with a larger audience, which helps create awareness about the disease and the efforts to find a cure…… Read More

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Rashpal discusses her experience of having secondary breast cancer in the bone

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