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Whether you’re searching for help with nutrition or a few quick tips for dealing with sunburn, you can find it all in our diverse, always helpful collection of women’s health articles. While cancer health is still a large focus here, this section was created as an informational women’s support group where fighters, survivors and loved ones can write about and discuss the issues they care about in an empowering, supportive setting.

Read what our community has to share, or if you’d like to write an article of your own and haven’t already signed up, join the Fight Like a Girl Club today!

Hate Needles?

EMLA is something I only heard about fairly recently, but I so wish I knew about it when I was going through chemo and having to have lots of needles. EMLA is a cream that is a local anesthetic that has been successfully used in UK for 25 years. The cream is available in …

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Member Spotlight: Meet Jillian

I love meeting other childhood and young adult cancer survivors because my fellow cancer survivors really “get” me.  They have been through so many of the same things I have been through.  They truly understand all the challenges that come with being a long-term cancer survivor.  Most of all, their …

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Preparing for Surgery

Dealing with any disease is stressful and challenging. The doctors appointments, medications, and sick days are common fixtures in our lives. Unfortunately with endometriosis, surgery often happens more than once throughout a warrior’s lifetime with the disease. At this point, endometriosis can only be officially diagnosed through a diagnostic laparoscopy. …

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Where Does It Hurt?

Many people who suffer from not only ankylosing spondylitis, but also other autoimmune disorders are familiar with these four words. The problem with the question is that there is no simple answer. For me, my symptoms can change daily. For example, yesterday I couldn’t turn my neck, but today my …

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What Is Yoga Anyway?

In recent years, Yoga has become popular practice in the Western world. It is likely that this widespread popularity is an excellent indicator of the fact that yoga does, in fact, work in the ways it is intended. What Is Yoga? Yoga is an ancient practice that was initiated and …

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May 12 is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day!

Fibromyalgia, in a large part, now controls my life. In fact, it gives chronic pain to more than 10 million Americans, and 3-6% of the global population (most of whom are women, but can also effect men and children).  Fibromyalgia is also common in families, and my family is no …

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