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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!

People Who Play Sick Online – How To Recognize Them

Munchausen by Internet is a term coined by psychiatry professor Dr. Marc Feldman to describe the online manifestation of the mental disorder called Munchausen Syndrome, i.e., people who fake their own illness. People with Munchausen by Internet join online social groups and pretend to be ill because they crave the …

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I’m Not Sorry

When a person lives with Ankylosing Spondylitis or other chronic illnesses, we find ourselves holding on to hope, facing despair, and constant challenges. We embrace the hurdles. First, because we have no choice knowing we can never give up. Second, and no less important, because we are willing to carry …

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The Pre-Battle Battle

When an ill child is brought to the doctor, cancer is the last word on everyone’s mind.  Kids are known for being energetic, youthful, and healthy…which means many narrow down symptoms to simple ailments.  But when a sick child reappears week after week through the doctor’s office door, it is …

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Support Groups

Support is important in all aspects of life, especially after one receives a cancer diagnosis. A study was recently published in Journal of Clinical Oncology that notes the social well being benefits during the first year after a breast cancer diagnosis. The study details that: Social well-being at six months after …

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Let’s Talk About Life After Cancer

Hello again!  It’s me, Selena.  In addition to being your Leukemia Power Writer, I also have the privilege of being your Life After Cancer Power Writer too. I was just reflecting on a pretty amazing fact the other day.  Did you know that I have lived 23 years beyond my …

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Bye Bye Thyroid!

One week ago, I had the second half of my thyroid removed. This leaves me on medication for the rest of my life. I am also taking calcium tablets as my levels dropped in hospital, so I’m having them rechecked next week. I had a meltdown in hospital on Sunday. …

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