Perspective, Wellness

How to cope with a cancer diagnosis

The reactions to a cancer diagnosis vary widely based on individuality. All cancer diagnoses are life-changing as there could be permanent physical changes to the body and an altered mind. How to cope with a cancer diagnosis is critical in the battle with cancer. I experienced a lot of gray […]

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Perspective, Wellness

Know your breast.

The first step to staying on top of your breast health is knowing what your normal breast looks and feels like. Every woman has a unique and individual-specific breast. There is not a uniform type of breast and that’s why it is important to know your breast and report anything […]

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Perspective

Chemotherapy and menopausal symptoms

Quality of life (QOL) refers to the overall wellbeing of an individual. Breast cancer treatments can seriously impair a patients’ ability to enjoy the normal activities of life while tentatively providing appreciatable benefits. One of the many side effects of chemotherapy on cancer survivor/ thriver is inducing menopausal symptoms. Coping […]

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Wellness

Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC)

Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) is breast cancer that has spread outside the breast to other parts of the body. Being told that I was no longer in remission and cancer has metastasized, created a whirl of emotions in me. I was completely numb all through the series of test and […]

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Wellness

I am not my scars!

Despite everything I have been through, I remain strong, happy, optimistic and sexy because I am not my scars! They say scars are a reminder that the past is real but I say scars are a reminder of how tough I am.¬† I have hidden my scars for so long […]

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Wellness

Remission in Cancer

Being in remission was bliss for me. I finally caught a break from hospital visits, numerous testings and sleepless nights. Remission in cancer to me meant I was given a chance to live and explore life again. The beast had been caged and could no longer hurt me. Remission Remission […]

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Wellness

The Journey Called Cancer 3 – Mastectomy phase

*viewers discretion advised; graphic content below* There’s absolutely nothing that can prepare you for facing cancer. I would usually take each day as it comes. I held on to my God so strongly and always believed, never wavering¬†that I was not going to die. I tried to talk to a […]

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Wellness

The journey called cancer

I felt it in the shower. It felt hard and very out of place. Of course, cancer was my first thought and my heart began racing immediately, I was almost choking on my breathe out of fear, but then… I just had a miscarriage so I wondered could it be […]

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