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Sabrina Skiles

Patient Advocate

Sabrina Skiles is a lifestyle and psoriasis blogger, who was also diagnosed with breast cancer just two days after her 35th birthday. She created her blog, Homegrown Houston as a lifestyle resource for millennial women and those living with chronic conditions. She shares daily inspiration from health and wellness, motherhood and marriage to managing a chronic disease while living a stylish life. Sabrina is also a volunteer mentor, coach and social ambassador for the National Psoriasis Foundation. You can find her sharing #chemolife and psoriasis tips while living a stylish life on Instagram @sabrinaskiles.

Latest by Sabrina Skiles

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The Day I Heard My Child Say "Mom Has Cancer."

She wanted to shield her family from the disease, but Sabrina Skiles soon found out that when it comes to kids, honesty is (almost) always the best policy.

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Chemo Took My Hair. Here’s What I Did About It.

Sabrina Skiles was waging war against breast cancer but lost the battle to keep her hair. Ever the fighter, she found ways to make peace with her new look.

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Living With

The Top 9 Things That Helped Me Through Breast Cancer

Surgery and chemo are rough. But as HealthCentral's Sabrina Skiles learned, the right strategies can go a long way to making treatment easier.

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Treatment

The Day I Found Out I Needed Chemo

You hear cancer, you probably assume chemo. But as HealthCentral’s Sabrina Skiles found out, treatment IRL looks different than the movies.

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Personal Narrative

The Day I Found Out I Had Breast Cancer

Two small kids, a big family move, and, oh by the way, you have breast cancer. HealthCentral's Sabrina Skiles gets real about the diagnosis she never saw coming.

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Advocacy

Want More Psoriatic Disease Research? Here's How to Advocate to Congress

Psoriasis advocate Sabrina Skiles shares how to prepare, what not to do, and how to make the most of your time on Capitol Hill.

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Letters

Letter to My Younger Self With Psoriasis

Patient expert Sabrina Skiles pens a poignant letter to her younger self packed full of insights learned from living with psoriasis.

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Living With

Simple Fatigue Fighters for Psoriatic Arthritis

PsA got you pooped? Patients share their best energy-boosting strategies so you can try them, too.

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Treatment

An Insider's Guide to Starting Chemo

It's pretty daunting to walk into a chemo center for the first time. Our writer's advice? Bring your best friend for backup! Don't miss the rest of her advice on how to prepare so you know what to expect each step of the way.

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Letters

Dear Psoriasis: An Open Letter

What can you learn from 20 years of coexisting with a chronic condition? Sabrina Skiles shares her story.