Tales From the Chemo Chair

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Sabrina Skiles is spilling the beans about what really happens when you’re diagnosed with breast cancer. (Answer: You cry, you get tough, you buy a fab wig.) Hang with her as she starts her journey through breast cancer treatment.

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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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Living With Uncertainty

Given what you’ve been through, life after breast cancer treatment should be a breeze. But dealing with the unknown is hard.

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A Newbie’s Guide to the Breast Cancer World

Just diagnosed? You are so not alone. Sabrina Skiles is here to introduce you to your new family.

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How I Got Through Radiation Therapy

What’s more fun than chemo and surgery? How about daily doses of radiation therapy! Sabrina Skiles shares her hard-won advice on how to keep calm and radiate on.

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Celebrating One Year as a Breast Cancer Survivor

Where did the time go? Oh right—surgery, chemo, radiation, moving houses, raising kids, COVID. Here's what I've learned, 12 months on.

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What to Do When Chemo Is Delayed

Wait, what? That can really happen? Yes, sister, it can. Stick with me and I’ll tell you what to do and why it’s more important than ever to stand up for yourself.

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Building My Support Network

Also known as how I'm handling cancer, chemo, motherhood, marriage, and a move—all at once.

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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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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.

By Sabrina Skiles