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Amanda's story: my baby saved my life!

On what supposed to be the happiest day of her life, mum of 3 Amanda was delivering baby Frankie when her doctor said she needed a biopsy. 4 weeks later, Amanda was diagnosed with stage 2b cervical cancer with an 8cm tumour, 6 weeks of chemo and radiotherapy and 3 brachytherapy. Today, the 31 years old celebrates one year cancer-free and shares 8 best-kept secrets on how to listen to your body and live well with cancer. Amanda's story As she recovered from her emergency c-sec

Beating breast cancer with Dr Alexea

Dr Alexea Gaffney is a triple board certified physician, mom, speaker, author, coach and Breast Cancer Survivor. To wrap up Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the New Yorker opens up about her story. She shares who is at risk of breast cancer and her 7 tips on living, surviving and thriving with and beyond breast cancer. Dr Alexea's diagnosis Hey ladies! My name is Dr. Alexea and I’m a Girl Rocking Cancer! I was diagnosed with Stage III invasive lobular carcinoma in April 2018 at

Dajah's story: when cancer strikes at 18

Dajah thought she was too young to have cancer. Today, she shares what that's like to be diagnosed with thyroid cancer at 18 and how to face the anxiety of a cancer diagnosis as a young woman. Dajah's story I didn't know what thyroid cancer was. The doctors call it the "good cancer" not that anybody wants cancer at all. What symptoms did you experience leading up to your diagnosis? I didn't have any symptoms that seemed out of the ordinary. I was always tired but who isn't t

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