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Embracing our new normal after cancer

No matter what kind of cancer you were diagnosed with, cancer treatment can really take its toll on your body, both physically and mentally. Embracing our "new normal” is key in helping us live well beyond cancer. But, HOW do we get there? Cancer as a chronic disease We used to think of cancer as a one-time event. Nowadays, cancer can be closely watched and treated, but sometimes it never completely goes away. According to the American Cancer Society, certain cancer types suc

What’s in your DNA: how to hack your genetics and cheat cancer

Have you ever wondered why you got cancer - or how to prevent cancer? In this vlog, I’m joined by nutrigenomist Dr Heather Way from The Australian Centre for Genomic Analysis who has helped me live well beyond cancer and with my autoimmune disorder. Read on to find out: What's a DNA test? Can I fix broken genes? How do I prevent and heal from chronic illnesses? How does Vitamin D relate to cancer, autoimmune and chronic pain? Can I harm my body if I take vitamins or supplemen

I'm not ashamed: what dating after cancer is really like

Dating is exciting - but tackling the dating scene after cancer can seem daunting. As a cancer patient or survivor, you might wonder: Am I ready to put myself out there again? In this vlog, I share my embarrassing dating story and 5 tips to rock dating after cancer. Dating after cancer: my story My story takes place a few years back. I married quite young. When I hit my thirties and separated from my husband, I moved to a new city. I had no friends, no family, no lover. That'

"I had cervical cancer and I'm NOT ashamed: 5 easy ways to shred the shame"

All you need to know about what cervical cancer is, how to protect yourself from it, and how to shred the shame that often comes from talking about our lady garden and the so called "sex cancer". But first, let me say "yes, I had cervical cancer and I’m not ashamed". Ok, I'll admit it: I'm not one to be ashamed about my cervical cancer journey. Maybe that's because I understand it or maybe that's because it takes a lot to shame a French woman about her sexuality and womanhood