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How My Kids Are Honouring My Eight-Year-Long Fight With Breast Cancer

What a difference a year makes! Last September at this time, I was full of nerves about doing the Pink O Course, a 10km, 30 obstacle race benefiting Rethink Breast Cancer. It seemed the perfect way to honour the many family and friends who I have lost to breast cancer, but also and incredible challenge for me personally because I am a breast cancer survivor.
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10 Ways to Help a Friend With Cancer

I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 37 when my children were two, three and six. Some of us knew how to support a mother or grandmother through this disease -- but a friend? Now, I often get calls and emails from friends who are at a loss when another friend has been diagnosed. What can they do to help? Here is a list of things that friends did for me -- or things that I heard of people doing for friends with breast cancer.
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Creating a Breast Cancer Support System

No woman ever wants to hear the words "It's breast cancer." And certainly no one expects to hear those words in her 30s. After finding out I had breast cancer, while I knew the surgeons and oncologists were taking care of my physical needs, I truly struggled emotionally. So how do you go about finding support that suits your needs?