Breast Cancer Survivor

Two Exercises Every Breast Cancer Survivor Must Do

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 01.31.2014 | Canada Living

Breast cancer survivors eager to get back on track may want to pump up their workouts after two separate studies found that running outpaced walking w...

Helping Kids Cope During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

M. Maitland DeLand | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
M. Maitland DeLand

Caregivers do their best to guide parents as they struggle to talk with their children about cancer, but misunderstanding, denial, and apprehension often distort the communication process. Frustration and fear can build up as parents respond to their child's curiosity with hesitation. Parents must provide appropriate information about cancer to gain the confidence they need to do the best they can for their child.

Life is My Beach

Andrea Paine | Posted 05.14.2013 | Canada Living
Andrea Paine

The beach has always held a special place in my heart. When I walk on the sand and listen to the waves hit the shore, there's a veil of peace that covers me. It brings me joy and happiness...like I'm walking on clouds. When you find that special place, you know it.

Life as I Know it, After Cancer

Andrea Paine | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Living
Andrea Paine

I have been a cancer survivor for a little over five years. Throughout my journey, I have remained positive, sometimes scared, and at times frustrated. The base of it all, though, is my belief that I will thrive and live a healthy, full life. No matter how many rounds of chemo or radiation you have to endure, or follow-up surgeries you have to undergo, take heart.

6 Myths And Facts About Breast Cancer

The Huffington Post Canada | Catherine Lefebvre | Posted 10.15.2012 | Canada Living

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there are many facts about what the disease entails — and what it doesn't. There are certainly commo...

The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Struggle

Hina P. Ansari | Posted 12.11.2012 | Canada Living
Hina P. Ansari

Breast cancer mortality is 60 per cent higher for African American women ages 45-64 than for white women, even though African American women are less likely than white women to be diagnosed with the disease. So here we present to you the experiences of four African American women, all of whom are suffering from triple negative breast cancer. These are real photographs. These are real struggles.

I've Been Cancer-Free for (Almost) Five Years

Andrea Paine | Posted 08.13.2012 | Canada Living
Andrea Paine

On August 3, 2012, I will celebrate being five years cancer-free. There are days where fear takes over, and it seems to be taking forever to make it to this milestone. Thankfully though, there's a good side to this story. It's the promise of a warm sunny day, and the peace of a lazy afternoon listening to the pitter patter of rain. It is the promise of a new day, and the feeling of gratitude for the one that just passed. It's about life.

When the Teacher Becomes the Student

Andrea Paine | Posted 06.17.2012 | Canada Living
Andrea Paine

My journey through breast cancer started five years ago this month. It was in April of 2007 that I was sent to a specialized breast clinic and was dia...

All Is Well

Andrea Paine | Posted 12.29.2011 | Canada Living
Andrea Paine

So here I am, a couple of days past my dreaded appointment with my oncologist. The pre-jitters leading up to it have been replaced by a calm fatigue. ...

After The Fact

Andrea Paine | Posted 12.29.2011 | Canada Living
Andrea Paine

Last week, during one of my long commutes home, I called a good friend of mine. She had emailed me a couple of weeks ago and hinted that she may not b...

Celebrating Four Years

Andrea Paine | Posted 12.29.2011 | Canada Living
Andrea Paine

It's vacation time! For two wonderful weeks I will try to switch off and not to think too much of my job. It's a time to connect on a deeper calmer an...

The Scars Beneath The Pink Ribbon

The Huffington Post Canada | Hina P. Ansari | Posted 11.18.2011 | Canada Living

When fashion photographer, David Jay discovered that one of his regular subjects was diagnosed with breast cancer at the young age of 32, he immediate...

The Scars Beneath the Pink Ribbon

Hina P. Ansari | Posted 01.17.2012 | Canada Living
Hina P. Ansari

It's Your Choice

Andrea Paine | Posted 01.17.2012 | Canada Living
Andrea Paine

Look back at your life, and the people in it, for a moment. The people you know, whether they are family, loved ones or friends, can usually be divid...

Young Breast Cancer Survivors Bare Scars For Exhibit

CP | Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.08.2012 | Canada Living

At an age when most people are mapping out their long-term plans for career and family, Sylvia Soo faced uncertainty about just how many years would l...

Wishful Thinking

Andrea Paine | Posted 01.07.2012 | Canada Living
Andrea Paine

I have been reading lots of articles about cancer research, experiences of cancer survivors, and opinions on a variety of cancer help sites. One parti...

Running Gave Me Strength, Cancer Gave Me Courage

Andrea Paine | Posted 01.03.2012 | Canada Living
Andrea Paine

A little over a year after I started running, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Running had made my mind and body strong. And there was never a time where I would need the strength more ...

Breast Cancer Awareness at Any Age

Andrea Paine | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada Living
Andrea Paine

It's easy to overlook all sorts of things when we're young. We are strong, supple and invincible. But even at a young age, we need to be mindful that time can fly. Suddenly it's more important to have a family doctor and talk turns to what medical tests you need.

Girls for the Cure

Andrea Paine | Posted 11.15.2011 | Canada Living
Andrea Paine

If you put your mind to it, you can do anything and overcome any hardship. A positive attitude will enhance your life and surround you with the people who will ultimately not only be a positive influence in your life, but true supporters. As individuals we are the key to our success.

Perseverance

Andrea Paine | Posted 10.03.2011 | Canada
Andrea Paine

Recently my eldest daughter, Stephanie, graduated from high school. Along with her high school leaving diploma, she received two awards; one for math ...

All Answers Come From Within

Andrea Paine | Posted 10.03.2011 | Canada
Andrea Paine

Generally speaking, most people, when asked, will say they don't have enough time in a day. I know that, as a mother of three girls, I was often sayin...

Cancer Survivors Need Some 'Me Time'

Andrea Paine | Posted 08.29.2011 | Canada
Andrea Paine

Cancer survivors such as myself can get tired of the many doctor appointments you have to book and take time off to go to. There are times when you just want a break. You can do it. It really is like taking baby steps, and making priorities.

Facing Your Fears

Andrea Paine | Posted 08.08.2011 | Canada
Andrea Paine

But fear can also be inspiring. Some people are able to look fear in the face, and they aspire to achieve some wonderful accomplishments. Van Gogh is an example.

It's Never Too Late

Andrea Paine | Posted 07.28.2011 | Canada
Andrea Paine

It will soon be four years since my double mastectomies following a diagnosis of breast cancer.