Breast Cancer Survivor

Nine Things You Need To Do When Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 03.22.2017 | Canada Living

Reach out for support.

This 8-Year-Old Just Beat Breast Cancer

The Huffington Post Canada | Angelyn Francis | Posted 02.21.2016 | Canada Parents

She may be the youngest girl to undergo a double mastectomy

This Isn't Your Average Bra

The Huffington Post Canada | Julianna McDermott | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada Style

There's a reason why you won't find these bras at typical lingerie stores.

How Cancer Changed My Plans for Motherhood

Stephanie Gilman | Posted 05.29.2016 | Canada Living
Stephanie Gilman

Because my cancer was hormone-sensitive, I need to take a drug called Tamoxifen that is proven to reduce the risk of the cancer returning and possibly spreading to another part of my body. The newest recommendation is to stay on this drug for 10 years. Great news, right? A drug that could actually help keep me alive. I am lucky to have that option. Unfortunately, hormonal therapy for cancer comes with a whack of side effects. The biggest one for me is that I've been told not to get pregnant while taking it, due to its potential to cause birth defects.

How Social Media Helped Keep This Terminal Cancer Patient Alive

Lauren Messervey | Posted 06.27.2014 | Canada Living
Lauren Messervey

In September of 2013, Jocelyn Leda Simard was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer and bone metastases. Her family was told that she would likely not survive to see Christmas. Shattered, but strong, her family members refused to give in to despair. It was then that her son, Justin, came up with an inspiring idea.

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 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.


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 ...